Second Annual Multicultural Conference on Breast Cancer set Sept. 6

WHO: The UT Health Science Center San Antonio Council for Excellence in Women’s Health and the San Antonio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

WHAT: Second Annual Multicultural Conference on Breast Cancer

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6

WHERE: UT Health Science Center Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive

WHY: This conference is free to the public and deals with issues of breast health in a culturally sensitive manner, addressing differences and similarities through guest speakers, medical leaders and cancer survivors. The event provides a unique, creative and non-threatening forum for individuals of all backgrounds, including breast cancer survivors, community health advocates and medical professionals.

TOPICS: Mammograms; Diet, Nutrition, Fitness; Reconstruction; Cancer del Seno en la Mujer Latina/Breast Cancer in Latina Women; Breast Cancer in African-American Women – Triple-Negative Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer in Asian Women; Young Women and Breast Cancer; Recipe for a Cure – Clinical Trials; Breast Cancer Is Not a Death Sentence: Advocating Your Health, Treatment and Quality of Life; Cultural Beliefs and Breast Cancer; Emotional Aspects of Coping with Breast Cancer; Older Women and Breast Cancer; Myths and Misconceptions; and Panel Discussions

NOTES: Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact the UT Health Science Center: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579 or Lucie Portela, 567-2570, or the Komen San Antonio Affiliate: Candice Valenta, (210) 222-9009, ext. 101,

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $576 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $15.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $35 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 23,000 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and allied health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, allied health, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit

About the Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Antonio Affiliate
Susan G. Komen for the Cure began in 1982 as a promise between Nancy G. Brinker and her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died of breast cancer at the age of 36. Komen has invested nearly $1 billion in breast cancer research and community outreach programs, becoming one of the world’s largest sources of funds fighting breast cancer. The Komen San Antonio Affiliate, founded in 1997, has contributed $8.5 million to this effort. Seventy-five percent has funded local breast cancer programs that provide vital services to the medically underserved of our community. The remaining 25 percent supports international breast cancer research through the Komen Award and Research Grant Program, which supports groundbreaking breast cancer research and scientific programs around the world. Komen San Antonio also serves as a resource for those seeking opportunities for screening and treatment, and raises awareness and educate the community about the benefits of early detection in the fight to end breast cancer.

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