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Tyler Breast Cancer Conference 2015 to Feature National Experts

Community Forum and Lecture is Free and Open to the Public

TYLER, Texas — The 18th Annual Tyler Breast Cancer Conference 2015, scheduled for March 27-28 at the Harvey Convention Center, will showcase the latest medical breakthroughs, advancements in prevention, and promising new therapies and treatment regimens for breast cancer.     

Nationally-renowned experts will join local physicians for a community forum and lecture on Friday, March 27, that is free and open to the public and an educational session for medical practitioners on Saturday, March 28. 

The community forum and lecture on March 27 begins at 6:15 p.m. Svetislava Vukelja, M.D., FACP, associate director, breast cancer, Texas Oncology–Tyler and chairman of the conference, is the featured speaker and will relate poignant lessons learned from her patients, offering hope and encouragement. She’ll be joined in the program by Henda Salmeron, a breast cancer survivor and namesake of Henda’s Law; and Edith E. Eger, Ph.D., a prolific author who will speak on, “Coping with the Unexpected.” 

“The presenters at this year’s Tyler Breast Cancer Conference are leaders in the fields of medical oncology, surgery, and research,”said Dr. Vukelja. “We encourage Tyler-area residents and the medical community to attend and learn more about the latest developments in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.”    

The educational session for practitioners on Saturday, March 28 is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the latest advances in the clinical aspects of breast cancer research. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and radiologic technologists qualify for continuing medical education credit. 

The educational session for practitioners provides our medical community an opportunity to learn about new findings and advancements in care and treatment options now available for patients,” said Dr. Vukelja. “I encourage all members of the medical community to attend.” 

The Tyler Breast Cancer Conference 2015 is supported by Texas Oncology–Tyler and sponsored by the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas.   

For additional information about the conference, to register, or to view a complete list of physicians scheduled to present, visit www.CMEBaylor.org or call 214-820-2317.

About Texas Oncology

Texas Oncology is an independent private practice with more than 460 physicians and 210 locations across the state.  Meeting the oncology needs of Texans for more than 35 years, the practice includes Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Texas Breast Specialists, Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists, and Texas Center for Interventional Surgery. As a lead participant in US Oncology Research, Texas Oncology played a role in the development of more than 85 FDA-approved therapies, about one-third of all cancer therapies approved to date. For more information, visit www.TexasOncology.com.