And You Thought You Knew It All...

two different venues for Poster Sessions and the Vendor-Sponsored Breakfasts and presentations.

Is Less More?  An Update on the Appropriate Extent of Axillary Treatment

Monday, March 17 at 2:40 – 3:10pm during the Clinical Track Breakout Session

Jennifer Gass, MD, FACS
Chief of Surgery & Fellowship Director Breast/General Surgery
Women & Infants Hospital
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Providence, RI

It is an alphabet soup when it comes to axillary management.

  • How do we determine which patients will benefit from more aggressive therapy?
  • For whom can we can stop after the sentinel node biopsy?

Join us at NCoBC where the latest trials will be reviewed, analyzed and compared.  When you leave the conference, you will know how to manage the axilla with the lowest risk of morbidity, without forsaking overall survival and at the same time achieving the optimal outcome.

Taking a Non-Profit Organization Survivorship Model and Making it Yours

Tuesday March 18 at 2:10 – 2:40pm in the Survivorship Track Session

Rochelle L. Shoretz, Esq.
Founder and Executive Director Sharsheret: Your Jewish

Community Facing Breast Cancer
Teaneck, NJ

While the implementation of survivorship care programs has recently emerged as best practice across the public health sector, a universal template for developing such programs has yet to appear.  In this session, Rochelle Shoretz, Founder and Executive Director of Sharsheret, a national nonprofit organization supporting young women and their families facing breast cancer, will describe the development of Sharsheret’s comprehensive survivorship program, Thriving Again.

 A member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, Ms. Shoretz will also

  • Discuss the specific components of the program
  • highlight the use of a survivorship care plan
  • share strategies for adapting and implementing the survivorship care program model for use in the medical center setting.

While Thriving Again is offered under the umbrella of a non-profit organization, the process of research, development, implementation and evaluation can easily be accomplished within a medical care setting where most Breast Centers reside.  There are common denominators among most survivorship programs that include

  • leadership
  • market research
  • strategic planning
  • goal setting
  • best practices.

This presentation will highlight these common denominators.