News Release

October 8, 2009

Contact: Chris Kaminski, 860-679-4352

Breast Cancer and Beyond – A Conversation with the Experts

Free Event for Breast Cancer Survivors October 28 at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – From the day a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer to many years later, she will face health questions and issues as a result of her diagnosis. Experts from the UConn Health Center will present the latest information on a variety of topics related to breast cancer survivorship at a free program Wednesday, October 28.

The program starts at 6 p.m. in the UConn Health Center’s Henry Low Learning Center. To register, call 800-535-6232 or register online at

The program will be introduced by Joyce Bray, president of the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative. Dr. Rajiv Chandawarkar will speak about wound healing and breast reconstruction; Dr. Susan Tannenbaum will present information about personalized cancer treatments and clinical trials; Dr. Pamela Taxel will discuss bone health, bone pain and anti-estrogen therapy; Dr. Anne Kenny will talk about omega-3 fatty acids and bone health, and researcher Kevin Claffey will explore the biology of breast cancer and cell line development research projects. Dr. Lori Wilson will moderate the program.

The program is sponsored by the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative and the UConn Clinical and Translational Breast Program, part of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

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