ASK WVU MEDICINE: Breast to Brain Cancer - Risks and Research

ASK WVU MEDICINE: Breast to Brain Cancer - Risks and Research

Tues., May 23, 6 p.m., WVU Health Sciences Center Fukushima Auditorium

According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 12 percent of women in America will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. While breast cancer alone is enough to cause a scare, the cancer cells also have the potential to spread to new areas of the body—including the brain.

Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, M.D. and Paul Lockman, Ph.D., doctors who are dedicating their efforts to research and treatment of breast cancer, will share what they have learned about blocking the cancer’s growth, increasing patient survival rates and new treatments.

Discover what they have learned at the next “Ask WVU Medicine” Community Conversation, Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in Fukushima Auditorium at the WVU Health Sciences Center.

The event is free and open to the public, and parking is readily available. Participants will learn what is happening in clinics here on the WVU Medicine campus as well as what is next on the horizon for treatment and research.

Interested participants can register here, http://bit.ly/2po4jWH, or call Joanna DiStefano at 304-293-5755. Parking is free. Space is limited at events. Watch the video recording here.

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