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ValleyCare to Host 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Symposium

Hospital news | Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

Pleasanton, CA — ValleyCare Health System will host the 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Symposium on Thursday October 4, 6-8pm at the Palm Event Center, 1184 Vineyard Avenue in Pleasanton. The Symposium is free and open to the public.

The event features the following speakers:

Ruby Chang, MD – “MRI of the Breast. Is it the Best Test?”

Nicole Jeffrey-Starr, MD – “Importance of Breast Clinical Exams”

Rakesh Patel, MD – “Radiation Therapy: Less May Be More”

Kavitha Raj, MD – “Breast Cancer Genetics. Know You Genes”

Rishi Sawhney, MD – “Personalized Breast Cancer Therapy and Survivorship: One Size Doesn’t Fit All”

Rakhee Shah, MD – “New Paradigms in Surgical Management of Breast Cancer”

Angela Byars, Lymphedema Therapist – “Understanding and Preventing Lymphedema”

Mary Prishtina, RN, OCN, CBPN-IC – “Facing Cancer Together. Better Outcomes Through Navigation”

Several local businesses have become sponsors of the event and include: Safeway, Toshiba, Valley Medical Oncology Consultants, Astra Zeneca. Local supporters are: Tri-Valley Socks, Sandra Wing Foundation, American Cancer Society and Marzel’s.

Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served and door prizes will be awarded. Please RSVP by calling 800.719.9111, or you may register online at