October 4, 2002

VICC hosts Breast Cancer Health Forum

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Dr. John Tarpley leads a group discussion at the VA hospital. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center announces its annual Breast Cancer Health Forum, a series of educational sessions throughout the month of October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Unless otherwise indicated below, all events are free and presented in the 8th floor Conference Center of Frances Williams Preston Building, located at the corner of 23rd and Pierce avenues on the Vanderbilt campus. Topics and dates:

• Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m., Cancer 101: The Biology of Breast Cancer

•Oct. 9, noon, Does Breast Cancer Run in Your Family?

•Oct. 11, noon, The ABCs of HRT: What’s the Latest News Mean to You?

•Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m., Breast Cancer Health Forum Luncheon and Fashion Show, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel. Special guest will be Fran Visco, president of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and recipient of the 2002 Frances Williams Preston Award for Breast Cancer Awareness. Breast cancer survivors will model fashions from Serendipity. Cost is $15 per person for staff, faculty and their spouses. A shuttle will be provided from MCN to Loews.

•Oct. 18, noon, Can 5 A Day Help Keep Cancer Away?

•Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., Ask the Expert: A Multi-Modality Panel, featuring doctors from medical, surgical, radiation oncology and plastic surgery.

•Oct. 25, noon, How to Get Involved in the Breast Cancer Community, featuring the After Breast Cancer Program of Cool Springs YMCA, American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club Nashville, Komen Foundation, Sisters Network and Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition.

•Oct. 28, noon, The Beaded Keychain Project, a workshop by the Breast Health Initiative of the TenneSenior Corps, a program of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services, to emphasize the importance of early detection.

•Oct. 30, noon, Nutrition on the Fly

For more information about the month’s events or to obtain a registration form for the luncheon, call 936-5855.