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ValleyCare to Host 4th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium

Hospital news | Thursday, September 26, 2013

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

ValleyCare Health System will host the 4th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium on Wednesday, October 16, 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:

Rakesh Patel, MD – Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Patel is Medical Director of the Targeted Radiation Institute at Valley Medical Oncology Consultants.

Hope Rugo, MD - Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rugo is Director of UCSF Breast Oncology Clinical Trials Program, and is also a medical oncologist and hematologist.

“Latest in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment”

Rishi Sawhney, MD, Medical Director of ValleyCare Cancer Program

“Breast Center of Excellence: A Beacon of Exceptional Care in our Community”

Ruby Chang, MD, Medical Director of ValleyCare Diagnostic Imaging and Co-Chair of ValleyCare Breast Program

“Breast Density - What does it mean? Mammograms and Beyond”

Katheryn Darlington, RN, BSN, CHTP, Healing Touch and Guided Imagery Practitioner

“Integrative Medicine”

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

ValleyCare's Breast Center is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and our Women’s Imaging Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. The Regional Cancer Center at Valley care is also affiliated with UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, which allows our community-based cancer center access to advanced cancer therapies through telemedicine and broader dissemination of clinical trials.