We just learned about an important virtual presentation on “Revolutionary Developments in Women’s Cancers” being presented by the Executive Council of Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers unites many of the world’s leading experts in breast and gynecologic cancer, and genetics to give patients the latest, most advanced care, including innovative therapies that are often available only through clinical trials.
Virtual Webinar: Revolutionary Developments in Women’s Cancers
When: Friday, September 25, 12pm ET
To register: Click HERE
From our friend Barbara Marx, who has served on the Executive Committee of the Susan B. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers for 18 years:
What I have learned through my involvement with this organization has changed my life and saved the lives of women I know. I truly believe this one hour webinar could change your life or that of someone you care about.
Fifteen years ago a good friend who lives in Portsmouth, NH was told she had “standard” breast cancer and was about to start “standard” chemo. Prior to beginning her treatment, she attended one of our presentations at which 4 newly-identified breast cancer subtypes were discussed. My friend went for a second opinion, changed her course of treatment and is convinced that the knowledge she gained at our event saved her life.
I invited a colleague to join me at another event where our patient speaker, who has survived cancer more than once, had a simple message. “Trust yourself. No one knows your body better than you.” My colleague, despite having been given a clean bill of health from her gynecologist prior to our event wasn’t feeling quite right. Hearing our speaker’s words, she decided to go back and push for more testing. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Fortunately, it was discovered in its early stage and was treatable. That was 10 years ago.
Since 2002 we have educated thousands of women about issues in women’s cancers, progress being made and the latest treatments and care options. We have also raised money for innovative and novel research that otherwise would not get funded by NIH or other government agencies.
Despite how far we have come, what keeps me involved is how far we have to go and how many women I know are diagnosed with a woman’s cancer every year.
At this virtual webinar you will learn first-hand about some of the latest discoveries and research from a panel of amazing doctors and scientists on the Dana-Farber faculty.
You will hear how these individuals are on the cutting edge of cancer science, studying how to overcome drug resistance, designing a blood test to detect ovarian cancer at its earliest stages and investigating new ways of attacking disease subtypes through targeted treatments.
PLEASE pass along this invitation to anyone you care about who might be interested in attending.