Breast cancer conference focuses on technology, biology around early detection, Aug. 6

This August, leading breast cancer researchers from around the world will travel to Portland for the 30th International Association for Breast Cancer Research Conference. The theme for this year’s event is “Confronting the confusion: How to think about breast cancer screening.” Programming will focus on the biology and technology needed to enable earlier detection of lethal breast cancers.

OHSU_Mktg_EventFlyer_uStore_O_237913_57861Breast Cancer Research Conference
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016
2 to 5 p.m.
Collaborative Life Sciences Building

After the forum, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with scientists during an interactive reception. Speakers include:

  • Judith Salerno, M.D., M.S., president and CEO, Susan G. Komen
  • Joe Gray, Ph.D., professor and Gordon Moore Endowed Chair of Biomedical Engineering, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
  • Heidi Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., medical director, Providence Women and Children’s Program and Research Center, and research professor, departments of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and Medicine, OHSU
  • Thea Tlsty, Ph.D., professor of pathology and director of the Center for Translational Research in the Molecular Genetics of Cancer, UCSF; director, Program in Cell Cycling and Signaling, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Toni Storm-Dickerson, M.D., breast surgical oncologist, Compass Oncology
  • Pepper Schedin, Ph.D., professor, Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
  • Sue Best, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., palliative care services, OHSU
  • June Cooley, breast cancer survivor and Knight Cancer Institute research advocate

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please register by Friday, July 29.

Visit the conference website for more information.

This event is co-hosted by Susan G. Komen, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, and the International Association for Breast Cancer Research.