- What: Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute Symposium
- When: Friday, May 5, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Where: Health Sciences Innovation Building, Forum, 1670 E. Drachman St., Tucson
- Register: https://events.trellis.arizona.edu/en/f44lNu67/ginny-l-clements-breast-cancer-research-institute-inaugural-symposium-5a3U3n98KIj/overview
The University of Arizona Cancer Center will host the inaugural Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute Symposium on May 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event will feature talks from several of the nation’s leading experts in breast cancer research covering innovative methods for prevention, diagnosis and care. While the event is geared primarily toward researchers and clinicians in the oncology field, it is free to attend, and registration is open to the public.
“Events like this are an opportunity for us to showcase the amazing work being done at the University of Arizona, and to see what other leading centers are doing across the nation,” UArizona Cancer Center Director Joann Sweasy, PhD, said. “We want to encourage collaboration.”
Dr. Sweasy, who holds the Nancy C. and Craig M. Berge Endowed Chair for the UArizona Cancer Center Director, said that the center will hold similar events in the future, and that events like this are crucial to the Cancer Center gaining the national recognition it deserves.
“People tell me we’re the best-kept secret in Arizona,” Dr. Sweasy said. “It’s time for that to change.”
Opening remarks will be delivered by UArizona President Robert C. Robbins, MD, along with Dr. Sweasy and breast cancer survivor and philanthropist Ginny L. Clements. Patricia LoRusso, DO, from the Yale University School of Medicine is the featured keynote speaker. Other speakers include Jennifer Litton, MD, from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Robert Hoffman, PhD, professor emeritus from University of California San Diego, and Barbara Pockaj, MD, from Mayo Clinic Phoenix.