Breast Cancer Summit 2014

Project Info

Type Of Project: Research , Service , Educational
Start Date: 03/01/2014
End Date: 05/10/2014
Target Population: Young, Adults , Adults , Older, Adults
Funding Agency: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Total Funding: $5,000,00
Project Locations: 1-hour radius of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Jackson, Detroit, Ypsilant
Principal Investigators: Max Wicha
Lead Institution: University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

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On April 12, 2014, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center will host its second Breast Cancer Summit for the lay community. Breast cancer survivors, caregivers and members of the general public concerned about breast cancer and risk reduction will attend. We hope to attract 300-500 participants from cities within a 1 hour radius of Ann Arbor including Ypsilanti, Detroit, Flint, Lansing and Jackson. Topics will include updates on treatment options, risk reduction, research, survivorship, genetic risk and advocacy. The summit will be free for participants and will include workshops, vendor tables, a poster session, lunch and a mock tumor board. Evaluation methods include an event survey a count of event attendees as well as a count from each vendor on how many guests stopped and asked questions or read materials at their table. This program will increase attendee knowledge of breast cancer prevention, screening and treatment options and is expected to reach a large proportion of minority women as recruitment efforts will draw on email and postal publicity listings targeting communities of color in our area.

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