Breast Cancer Genetics: What You and Your Family Need to Know

Last Modified: April 14, 2004

Conference Dates: April 24, 2004, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Conference Location: Philadelphia Marriott West, West Conshohocken, PA

Sponsoring Group: Living Beyond Breast Cancer

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Topics Covered: Two cancer genetics experts from the University of Pennsylvania will address questions and concerns about breast cancer risk and genetic testing. Potential topics include:

  • The meaning of family risk assessment and the purpose and importance of genetic counseling
  • When you should consider genetic testing for yourself, your siblings or your children
  • How genetic counseling and testing help women who have already had breast cancer
  • Methods used to care for women at high risk for developing other cancers
  • The pros and cons of medical and surgical prevention methods
  • The latest advances in breast cancer gene research and what they could mean for you and your family

Conference Objectives: To empower women with information they can use to make the best decisions for their health and quality of life

Who Should Attend: Women affected by breast or ovarian cancer, women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, family members and caregivers, healthcare providers

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 am-9:00 am
    Registration and continental breakfast
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Presentations and question-and-answer sessions
  • Exploring Hereditary Cancer Risk
    Susan M. Domchek, MD
    University of Pennsylvania, Abramson Cancer Center
  • Making Informed Decisions About Genetic Testing
    Jill Stopfer, MS, CGC
    University of Pennsylvania, Abramson Cancer Center
  • 12:00 p.m.

Registration Information: Register at or call (610) 645-4567

Conference Fees: $25; fee waived for financial hardship

Continuing Education: Yes