The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition's (DBCC) 24th Annual Breast Cancer Update began as a small scientific meeting to update physicians about the latest trends in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Recognizing the importance of bringing the most up-to-date information to all health professionals, breast cancer survivors, and the general public, the program has grown to an annual forum of more than 400 attendees.
It is our goal to have programming that empowers our community in the fight against breast cancer. The Annual Breast Cancer Update allows us the opportunity to bring nationally renowned speakers in the breast cancer field to educate the community about the innovative research, treatment, and programs that are available in Delaware.
The 24th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 virtually via Zoom from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
2022 Breast Cancer Update Objectives
1. Identify current trends and advances in breast cancer treatment, diagnosis and clinical trials
2. Summarize the "Artemis Project" - an ongoing vaccine clinical trial for the prevention of metastasis utilizing mRNA technology
3. Compare current surgical options for de-escalation of breast surgery and in the axilla
4. List current approaches and advances in chemotherapeutic treatment options
5. Outline current research initiatives on blood diagnostics
Chaired by: Marilyn Hyte
Planning Committee: Katelyn Bender, Vicky Cooke, Eric Fox, Connie Holdridge, Jan Jessup, Karen, Louie MD, Sally Maday, Mary McLaughlin, MD, Sue Murray, Kelly Paustian, Amanda Perdue, Meridith Rothstein, Marilyd Santana, Avani Virani, MD, Francesca Vogel, Lois Wilkinson, Dennis Witmer, MD, FACS and Wilma Yu, MS, RN, CEN
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Sponsor Recognition
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Marilyn Hyte, Committee Chair, DBCC Board President
Colleen C. Davis, Delaware State Treasurer
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Session I: Keynote Keith Knutson, Ph.D.
Vaccines for the treatment and
prevention of breast cancer
Moderator: Mary McLaughlin, MD
9:30 a.m. - 9:45a.m.
Break & Sponsor Recognition
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Session II: Oncology Current Approaches
Moderator: Karen Louie, DO
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
Stephanie L. Goff, MD, FACS, FSSO
Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D.
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Session III: Surgical Current Approaches
Moderator: Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS
Renée L. Quarterman, MD, FACS
Nathalie Johnson, MD, FACS
Tony Lee, MD, FACRO
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Francesca Vogel, DBCC Executive Director
Please contact Kelly Paustian
or call 302-778-1102