Breast Cancer Alliance Symposium

Greenwich, CTMay 15, 2017

Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) and JCC Greenwich partnered on a world class medical symposium “Taking Action Against Breast Cancer: Genetic Testing, Screening and Lifestyle Prevention”   and breakfast at Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase.  A panel of leading experts in the field discussed new discoveries and technology that can play a significant role in improving risk assessment, prevention and early detection for breast cancer helping inform women about how to take action: for themselves, their daughters, mothers, sisters and friends.

The Co-Chairs were: Ellen Davis, Pam Ehrenkranz and Yonni Wattenmaker with Committee members: Michelle Abadir; Anne Amato; Renee Barasch; Jane Batkin; Ellen Brown; Jill Ciporin; Rebecca Cooper; Lisa Cummins; Lisa Fischer; Kristy Harteveldt; Joui Hessel; Suzanne Katz; Ellen Keats; Bonnie Klein; Dina Klein Lunder, Silvina Knoll; Amy Knox; Randye Kwait; Jody Lazlo; Abby Levy; Sally Mann; Jill Marino; Dee Mayberry; Marla Mehlman; Amanda Miller; Sheila Neilinger; Stephanie Norton; Mia Perovetz; Sharon Phillips; Jane Preiser; Ellen Schapps Richman; Nancy Risman; Debbie Robbins, Yael Rosen; Pam Sanders; Nancy Schwartz; Trish Shannon; Debra Shore; Madeline Simon; Lisa Skinner; Michele Stuart; Carolyn Surgent; Lisa Walsh; Jane Weitzman; Joan Whipple.

Panel members included:

  • Lifestyle Prevention: Andrew Dannenberg, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Surgery: Alexandra Heerdt, MD, MPH, FACS, Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Screening: Linda Latrenta, MD, Greenwich Hospital Breast Center
  • Genetic Testing: Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH, Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Women’s Health: Orli Etingin, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine

A video of the panel discussion and Q&A will be available in June and can be accessed at Breast Cancer or JCC Greenwich   

The event was sponsored by  AXA Advisors; Blum Center for Health, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich Sports Medicine, JCC of Mid-Westchester, Junior League of Greenwich, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Sharsheret, Weill Cornell Medicine.


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