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Women’s cancers, related genetic testing to be discussed Nov. 8
at first Enloe/UCSF public conference
CHICO, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 – The public will have an opportunity to join a discussion next week about women’s cancers and related genetic testing with medical experts from Enloe Medical Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The “Women’s Cancers and Related Genetic Testing Panel Discussion” takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, located at 1528 Esplanade, at 5th Avenue in Chico. Reservations are not required for this free event.
The panel discussion is the first public educational conference hosted by the Enloe Regional Cancer Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Center as part of their partnership formed in March. The affiliation is aimed at enhancing patient care, increasing cancer disease prevention and improving access to top level medical experts.
Speakers at the Nov. 8 event are Dr. Lydia Schrader, MD, FACS, a Chico breast surgeon, as well as Dr. John Chan, MD, director of gynecologic oncology, and Julie S. Mak, MS, MSc, GCC, genetic counselor, both from the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. They will present the latest information and answer audience questions. Dr. Michael Baird, MD, Executive Director of the Enloe Regional Cancer Center, will host the event. Light refreshments will be served.
The three experts will also present a separate seminar for local health care professionals.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.