Breast cancer: assessing your risk and learning the latest treatments

SAN ANTONIO (October 9, 2012) – The latest information in breast cancer treatment and prevention, including ways to gauge cancer risk by analyzing family and genetic history, will be available to the public in a free lecture with a question-and-answer period starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Speakers on this “pink ribbon panel” include;

    • Peter Ravdin, M.D., Ph.D., director of the CTRC’s breast health clinic
    • Ismail Jatoi, M.D., CTRC surgical oncologist
    • Kenneth Kist, M.D., CTRC radiologist
    • Martha Thomas, CGC, CTRC genetic counselor

The Oct. 11 presentation will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the CTRC, 7979 Wurzbach Road, on the fourth floor of the Grossman Building.

This presentation will also be streamed live online at The lecture is also sponsored by H-E-B and the Institute for the Integration of Medicine and Science at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

For more information, call 210-450-1152.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center, and is one of only four in Texas. A leader in developing new drugs to treat cancer, the CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) conducts one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug programs in the world, and participates in development of cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. For more information, visit

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