Monmouth Medical Center and Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Partner for “Lunch and Learn” Event on Breast Cancer Awareness
Learn from leading experts about the latest in breast cancer research and treatment
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey (Komen CSNJ), in partnership with Monmouth Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health, hosted a free educational “lunch and learn” event to engage the community with the latest information on breast cancer research and treatment on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Monmouth Medical Center Borden Auditorium.
This event featured guest presenter Dr. Daniel Hayes of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and University of Michigan School of Medicine.
Hayes presented findings from his research on late recurrence in estrogen receptive-positive (ER+) breast cancer, and he explored the next frontier of late recurrence research. A Q&A session followed the presentation, moderated by Dr. David Sharon of Monmouth Medical Center, where both health care providers and community members had the opportunity to diver further into Dr. Hayes’ research.
“With nearly 9,000 women and men in New Jersey expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone, research continues to be an important cornerstone of Komen CSNJ’s work,” said Karen Correa, Mission Chair of Komen CSNJ. “The idea for this event was to give New Jersey residents hope by highlighting the significant strides Dr. Hayes’ team is particularly making in late recurrence research.”
Featured presenter Hayes is the Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He is also a Komen Scholar, one of 59 distinguished scholars and leaders in the breast cancer research and advocacy working to further Susan G. Komen’s mission.
Over the last decade, Hayes has dedicated his professional training and career toward bridging the gap between laboratory and clinical research. He has focused on breast cancer research, particularly cancer tissue, circulation and investigations of tumor biomarkers in the germline.
Sharon, the event moderator, is the Chair of the Division of Hematology-Oncology Medical Director at Leon Hess Cancer Center Monmouth Medical Center.
To learn more information, please visit komencsnj.org/lunchlearn.
About Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey (Komen CSNJ) is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen CSNJ MORE THAN PINK Walk, Komen CSNJ has invested nearly $15 million in community breast health programs in its 13-county service area and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 609–896–1201 or visit komencsnj.org.