Conference Workshops

Opening Session - "Will My Cancer Come Back? Tackling Detection and Treatment of Minimal Residual Disease to Prevent Recurrence and Metastasis

Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE, Penn Medicine

In this Opening Session, you will hear from 2022 Potamkin Prize Winner Dr. Angela DeMichele of Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Demichele’s research focuses of breast cancer recurrence – why does breast cancer come back? And what can we do to prevent breast cancer from recurring?


Breast Cancer Survivors' Journeys: Navigating Cats to Ducks and More

Michael Hayes, PhD - Penn State Cancer Institute

Navigating a breast cancer diagnosis is challenging. Dr. Hayes shares a series of survivor stories and guidance to help patients better understand their diagnosis and navigate their individual care plan, from diagnosis through survivorship.


Genetic Counseling and Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer

Maria Baker, PhD, FACMG, MS, CGC - Penn State Cancer Institute

“What is genetic counseling and testing? Is that something I should be thinking about?” Genetics expert Dr. Maria Baker answers your questions about genetic testing and counseling for breast cancer.


Prescription Drug Prices: Their Impact and Coming Changes

Joanne Grossi - Executive Vice President of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition

We are paying more for nearly everything today — from groceries to gas to housing. As inflation reaches its highest in 40 years — rising seven percent last year alone — Americans are asking what Congress can do to help them pay for the essentials they need. In this workshop you will hear how the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will help with future prescription drug prices.


Holistic Therapy for Breast Cancer: Acupuncture, Ayurveda and Mindfulness

Nicholas Dower, Jenny Schulder, Marygrace Lomboy - Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Holistic Therapy

Hear from experts on holistic therapies like acupuncture, ayurveda, mindfulness and meditation and how these ancient treatments can complement and assist with modern breast cancer care.


Reduce Food Cost, Not Quality

Emily Bumgarner and Christina Pelletier - Weis Markets

Emily and Christina are registered dietitian nutritionists and wellness experts, offering personalized nutrition counseling, cooking demonstrations and health tips for customers. During this presentation they share two healthy and simple recipes that won’t break the bank.


Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Learning Your Options

Emilia Diego, MD - UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Magee-Womens Hospital

Women who have surgery as part of their breast cancer treatment may choose breast reconstruction, but there are many options. How do you know which is right for you? In this workshop, participants will learn the options for reconstruction and what to expect before and after breast cancer surgery.


Getting Involved with the PBCC: Tips to Becoming a Grassroots Partner

Daniele Yanich, Heather Hagopian, Robin Shine Maddox

Do you want to help the PBCC but aren’t sure where to begin? Hear tried and true tips on starting a community event and engaging supporters from PBCC volunteers Heather Hagopian and Robin Shine Maddox! Daniele Yanich, PBCC Community Outreach Coordinator will share how the PBCC can help.


Improved Survival in Breast Cancer but Continued Disparities

Edith Mitchell, MC, MACP, FCPP, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health

Dr. Edith Mitchell has spent her career helping individuals in medically underserved areas realize that simple changes in lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on cancer care. Learn more about where we are today with breast cancer survivorship and what work needs to be done to improve survivorship for all populations.


Developing Authentic Partnerships and Impactful Community Outreach Programs

Evelyn Gonzalez - Fox Chase Cancer Center, PBCC Board of Directors

Have you asked yourself “How do I reach into my community to educate them about breast cancer?” If yes, this is the workshop for you! In this workshop Evelyn Gonzalez from Fox Chase Center shares the steps you can take to develop an effective community-based program.


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