Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium planned for October 3

Sept. 24, 2014 College News - The Department of Surgery is hosting the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3 in the MCW Alumni Center.  Among the course topics:

  • The importance of multidisciplinary care in the management of breast cancer
     
  • Options available to assess breast cancer margins intraoperatively in patients undergoing lumpectomy
     
  • Post-lumpectomy and post-mastectomy radiation therapy approaches to the breast and chest wall
     
  • Surgical and radiation management options for node-positive breast cancer after lumpectomy and mastectomy
     
  • Novel systemic therapy approaches for breast cancer, which comprise immunotherapy, targeted therapies including the PI3K/mTOR signaling pathway, and other modalities that may be used in conjunction with standard chemotherapy regimens, hormonal therapy and targeted H2N therapy

Additional information including registration form, agenda, and list of speakers and topics is available on the Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium flyer (PDF). Continuing medical education (CME) credit is available. The registration form is due September 26. There is no application fee. Please contact Dana Schmidman, 805-5602 or dschmidm@mcw.edu, with any questions.

A Milwaukee television anchor and reporter, Melodie Wilson Oldenburg died of breast cancer in 2009 at the age of 59. She served as a member of the MCW Board of Trustees and was the co-founder of the MCW Cancer Center Advisory Board. Wilson Oldenburg also founded and led ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, an organization that provides free one-on-one help, support and hope for breast cancer patients. The symposium is made possible through the support of family and friends in honor of Melodie Wilson Oldenburg.

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