March 22 2010 - Tyler Breast Cancer Conference

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For Immediate Release

March 22, 2010

John Moore
Media Relations
(903) 531-4542


Seminar for Public and Physicians Features National Experts In Breast Cancer

TYLER, TX – Promising new therapies and treatment regimens for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer are included in a community forum and medical conference at the Tyler Breast Conference 2010, scheduled for March 26 and 27 at Harvey Convention Center.

Officials with the event said the community forum and conference would address prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, including surgical and non-surgical options. The presenters include experts in medical oncology, surgery and research.

Sponsored by Texas Oncology-Tyler Cancer Center, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, and Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, the Friday community forum is designed to help educate the public about persevering during the stress of a breast cancer diagnosis. The Saturday conference is designed for physicians and health care professionals and will cover the latest medical breakthroughs and procedures related to the treatment of breast cancer. The conference also offers continuing education credits.

On March 26, the Breast Cancer Community Forum, which is free and open to the public, will feature Edith Eva Eger, PhD, a Holocaust Survivor from Auschwitz, and begins at 6:15 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

The Breast Cancer Conference on March 27 is designed for physicians, surgeons and medical personnel and begins at 7:15 a.m.

“This is our thirteenth year for the forum and conference and we have a great presentation prepared for both days. Dr. Eger will tell her amazing story of survival on Friday evening, and Saturday includes presentations by Dr. Eger and seven physicians who will discuss breakthroughs in breast cancer treatment and new technologies that are on the horizon," said Svetislava Vukelja, MD, FACP, associate director, lymphoma and breast cancer, US Oncology, Texas Oncology Tyler and chairman of the conference.

The Breast Cancer Conference includes presentations by Edith Eva Eger, PhD, Holocaust Survivor from La Jolla, CA; Svetislava Vukelja, MD, FACP, associate director, lymphoma and breast cancer, US Oncology, Texas Oncology Tyler; David M. Euhus, MD, FACS, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas; Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey and Cancer Institute of New Jersey; C. Kent Osborne, MD, of Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston; Joyce A. O'Shaughnessy, MD, of Baylor-Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center-Dallas, Texas Oncology and US Oncology; Cynthia R. Osborne, MD, Texas Oncology and US Oncology Research and Baylor University Medical Center-Dallas; and Shelly R. Gunn, MD, PhD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio and Combimatrix Molecular Diagnostics.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas designates the conference for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians. The conference meets Type 1 criteria for mandatory continuing education requirements to relicensure as established by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and provides 8.25 contact hours.

For more information on the Tyler Breast Cancer Community Forum and Conference, visit