Bend hosts breast cancer conference broadcast

March 1 Komen conference looks at risk, treatment, more

Breast cancer telecast coming to St. Charles

The Susan G. Komen Oregon and S.W. Washington’s 16th annual Breast Cancer Issues Conference will be broadcast live March 1 at the St. Charles Bend Conference Center.

The conference, being held in Portland, will cover topics including breast cancer risk reduction, treatment options and quality-of-life issues. Bend attendees will learn more about breast cancer resources in Central Oregon.

Keynote speaker Lisa Coussens, a cancer researcher at Oregon Health & Science University, will talk about current breast cancer research and treatment. Coussens is working to translate scientific discoveries into new or enhanced treatments to reduce breast cancer rates and deaths from it.

This is the first year the Breast Cancer Issues conference is being broadcast across the state. The event is hosted by Sara’s Project, a St. Charles Foundation program that provides breast cancer education, early detection and support services. Registration is $15 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. The conference runs 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Space is limited. To register for the event in Bend, visit www.stcharleshealthcare.org/classes/events.aspx.

— Tara Bannow, The Bulletin