Reducing the Burden of Breast Cancer: An Evidence Academy for Community, Health Care, and Public Health Leaders

May 21, 2010
Tarboro, North Carolina

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This interdisciplinary conference provides a format for learning about and discussing research and practice-based evidence to improve breast cancer outcomes.

Target Audience:
Physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, public health professionals, and community leaders involved in promoting appropriate use of breast cancer screening, prompting follow up of positive mammograms, delivering cancer treatment, and improving the quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.



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Morning Sessions


Understanding the Impact of Breast Cancer in Eastern NC:  Setting a Course for Heath Improvements


Sloane Burke, PhD, CHES
Assistant Professor, Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University


An Overview of Local Statistics Describing the Breast Cancer Burden


Seminar Sessions


Table Talk 1 

Why the Difference?  Understanding and Confronting Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes



Nadine Barrett, PhD, MA, MS
Director of Community Programs, Susan G. Komen for the Cure NC Triangle Affiliate




Keith D. Amos, MD, Part 1, Part 2
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UNC Chapel Hill


Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, UNC Chapel Hill


Table Talk 2

Promoting Breast Cancer Screening Today: Understanding the Screening Guidelines and the Importance of Early Detection



Holly Mathews, PhD
Professor of Anthropology, East Carolina University




Cathy L. Melvin, PhD, MPH
Dissemination Core Director, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center


Lillian Burke, MD
Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology, East Carolina University


Table Talk 3

Breast Cancer Treatment: New Developments and New Decisions



Darla Liles, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, East Carolina University




Hyman B. Muss, MD  
Professor of Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill


Clara N. Lee, MD, MPP
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UNC Chapel Hill


Table Talk 4

New Resources to Help Women Navigate the Unknown:  Genetic Testing and Patient Navigation



LaSonya Melvin, MA, NCONA
Community Outreach Coordinator, Carolina Well, UNC Lineberger Survivorship Program, Zimmer Cancer Center




Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Part 1, Part 2
Associate Professor of Nursing, UNC Chapel Hill


Cecile Skrzynia, MS, CGC
Director of Genetic Counseling Services in Genetics and Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill



Additional Faculty:

Lynn Erdman, RN, MN, OCNS
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, American Cancer Society-South Atlantic Division, and Chair, NC Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control

Valarie Worthy, RN
President, Sisters Network-Triangle NC



This event was jointly sponsored by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, NC Comprehensive Cancer Program, Area L AHEC