Gralow, Lehman to lead breast-cancer conference Oct. 20-21

Register now: Continuing medical education course will feature the latest news and clinical recommendations in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care
Drs. Julie Gralow and Connie Lehman
Drs. Julie Gralow and Connie Lehman will co-chair the continuing medical education course, "Challenges and Controversies in Breast Cancer." Center News file photos

The University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will present a continuing medical education course "Challenges and Controversies in Breast Cancer," Thursday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 21, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center on Pier 66.

Co-chaired by Drs. Julie Gralow and Connie Lehman, the two-day course will provide an in–depth, cross-disciplinary review of topics concerning the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer patients—a constantly evolving area of medicine.

Who should attend?

The CME course is designed for medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, ancillary health care professionals involved in breast cancer research ad care and anyone interested in learning about and discussing the latest findings in breast cancer medicine.
Presentations by leading experts in the field will include:
Case studies, debates and lectures on some of the most controversial areas of breast cancer management
Updates and clinical recommendations in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the program attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize the utility of appropriate breast cancer screening modalities
  • Describe advances in diagnostic approaches available for breast tumor malignancies
  • Explain the multidisciplinary approach to treatment of noninvasive, locally advanced and metastatic disease
  • Discuss the role of biologically targeted agents, including HER-family and angiogenesis targeted drugs
  • Analyze the triple negative breast cancer phenotype and treatment strategies
  • Evaluate the current use of endocrine therapy in breast cancer
  • Explore issues around bone loss and new agents targeting bone
  • Discuss surgical and radiation perspectives on treatment
  • Apply practical experience in clinical situations through case presentations

Download the brochure with the full list of courses and faculty here. Contact the UW Continuing Medical Education office at (206) 543-9496 for more information on registration, instruction materials and course credit. Registration is available online.

Internally, to receive more information on the program, contact Ksenia Koon at or (206) 288-6969.

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