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International Conference to Focus on Concerns of Young Breast Cancer Survivors
Date:1/12/2009

s. Because most psychosocial and medical resources are designed for women over 50, young women diagnosed with breast cancer often feel isolated and alone.

"The conference has been an overwhelming success in connecting young women diagnosed with breast cancer so they know they are not alone," said Jean Sachs, MSS, MLSP, CEO of Living Beyond Breast Cancer. "Expert healthcare professionals deliver information compassionately and intelligently to help empower them to make informed choices."

"For a young woman, a diagnosis of breast cancer initiates a 40- to 50- year journey of living and coping with the disease," said Marcia Stein, CEO of the Young Survival Coalition. The group's goal is to reach at least 60 percent of young women who are newly diagnosed and 30 percent of women who were diagnosed at age 40 or under. "We remain dedicated to building community and supporting all young women affected by breast cancer worldwide."

Featured speakers include:

  • Eric P. Winer, MD, chief of the division of women's cancers and the Thompson senior investigator in breast cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief scientific advisor for Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R). He will detail medical advances regarding young women affected by breast cancer
  • Wendy S. Harpham, MD, FACP, author of Happiness in a Storm. She will discuss embracing life through and after cancer
  • Rowan T. Chlebowski, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and chief of the division of medical oncology and hematology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He will discuss the newest research on diet an
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SOURCE Living Beyond Breast Cancer; Young Survival Coalition
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