UC Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Journey: Snapshot of Research

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Nov 1 2014
  • Community Event
  • Nov 1, 2014, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM
  • Kingsgate Marriott Hotel, 151 Goodman St, Cincinnati

This free symposium is for patients, their families and friends, or anyone interested in learning more about some of the most exciting advances in early phase breast cancer research, taking place right here in Cincinnati. The day’s activities will include a chance to ask questions of our breast cancer research team, as well as an interactive presentation of food as medicine with integrative oncology specialists. Choose from a number of focused breakout sessions, such as mind-body medicine, acupuncture, and benefits of clinical trials. A light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                 Registration and light refreshments

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Program: The Future of Breast Cancer Investigation          

  •      Personalized Medicine: Genomics and Proteomics    David Plas, PhD: Associate Professor of Cancer and Cell Biology; and Susanne Wells, PhD: Professor of Pediatrics           
  •      New Pathways in Breast Imaging Research: Is 3-D Mammogram Better?    Mary Mahoney, MD, Interim Chair Department of Radiology           
  •      Estrogen, BPAs and environmental toxins: Can you decrease your breast cancer risk?    Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD: Director, Cincinnati Cancer Center and Chair, Department of Environmental Health        
  •      How the Breast Cancer Registry Can Impact Future Generations    Susan Pinney, PhD:  Cancer Epidemiologist and Professor of Environmental Health           
  •      Looking Through the Microscope at Cancer Genes: Can “bad” tumor genes be targets for good outcomes?    Nira Ben-Jonathan, PhD: Professor of Cancer Biology           
  •      Exploring the D1R Blockade: A Possible New Clinical Trial    Elyse E. Lower, MD: Director, Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center and Professor of Internal Medicine           
  •      The Importance of Clinical Trials    Allison Kastl, BS, CCRC: Director UC Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Program

12:00 – 12:20 p.m.              Break and Poster Displays

12:20 – 12:45 p.m.              Lunch and Discussion with Faculty Panel

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.                Program: The Pathway to Wellness through Integrative Medicine           

  •      Food for Thought: Can Diet Play a Role in Cancer?                     John Sacco, MD: Radiation Oncologist at Oncology Hematology Care

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.                  Breakout Sessions

* Stress Management using the Mind-Body Connection * Acupuncture/Acupressure/Massage * Exercise * Breast Cancer Clinical Trials * Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati

For more information, contact (513) 584-3810 or Douglart@ucmail.uc.edu


About the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center The UC Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center offers patients the benefit of advanced, science-driven medicine with a personalized, compassionate approach to treatment and follow-up care. We are the only center in the state of Ohio to have achieved the highest distinction from all three evaluating organizations:

  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence from National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC)
  • Accreditation from National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)


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