Experts to Discuss Breast Cancer Disparities

September 17, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Faculty from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, University of North Carolina, Penn State, Howard University and West Virginia University will participate in the Southeastern Symposium on Breast Cancer Disparities on Saturday, October 20.
The one-day symposium, sponsored by the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health, the Komen Foundation and the Avon Foundation, will be held at the Marriott and Embassy Suites in downtown Winston-Salem. Areas of focus will include disparities in breast cancer incidence, genetic risk, diagnosis and treatment, and survivorship.
The symposium is targeted primarily for practitioners and researchers, but the public also is invited to attend. Registration fee is $75 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For more information or to register, call 713-7729.
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About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. It is licensed to operate 1,282 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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