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Annual Conference

Annual Conference & Resource Fair
Sharing Knowledge & Inspiring Hope

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Location! Oracle Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA

Don’t miss BCC’s medical symposium and resource fair for those in-treatment or post-treatment for breast or ovarian cancer, medical professionals, therapists, and health educators to network, share knowledge, and inspire hope. The conference features informative and inspiring talks on treatment and ongoing wellness. In addition, treat yourself to a free massage, acupuncture, or a healing touch session, and explore our resource fair.

Presentation topics coming soon!

*All presentations, speakers, and times listed are subject to change


Opens Monday, September 18, 2017



Continued Education Units
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2016 Presentations

Personalized Medicine and Novel Therapies, Dr. George W. Sledge [View Slides]

Managing Fear of Recurrence and Fear of Cancer Progression, Dr. Manuela Kogon [View Slides]

Palliative Care


  • Cancer & Fertility, Dr. Mitchell Rosen
  • Vibrant Living: Optimizing Everyday Wellness, Yvonne Tally
  • Living and Working With Cancer: A Practical Plan for Navigating Insurance and Employment Issues, Rebecca Bloom [View Slides]
  • Cancer Related Cognitive Changes, Velvet Hewett, OT/L, MPA


  • Updates from Recent Clinical Trials in Metastatic Breast Cancer, Dr. Suleiman Massarweh
    Please note: This presentation will have a particular focus on ER-positive and HER2-positive disease.
  • Medical Updates in the Treatment & Prevention of Ovarian Cancer, Dr. Oliver Dorigo [View Slides]
  • Sleep Disruption after Cancer: Tips and Tools to Regain Healthy Sleep, Dr. Michelle Primeau
  • Update in Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Dr. Melinda Telli [View Slides]
2015 Presentations

2015 Presentations

Integrative Medicine – Sue Kim, M.D., MS   [View Slides]

Understanding Clinical Trials – Elly Cohen, PhD, UCSF  [View Slides]

Sexuality, Intimacy, & Cancer – Eric Fitzmedrud, PhD  [View Slides]

Managing Side Effects of Ovarian Cancer — Joanna Losito, RN MSN FNP-c AOCNP, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Palo Alto Medical Foundation [View Slides]

Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer — Jennifer Vickerman, Cancer Care Clinical Nurse, Mills Peninsula Medical Center


  • Exercise Presentation – Vicki McGrath, ACSM-EP-C, HFD, CET, Peninsula Jewish Community Center
  • Updates on Treatment of Ovarian Cancer – Dwight Chen, M.D., Gynecologic Oncologist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Updates on the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer – Paula Kushlan, M.D., Medical Oncologist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Nutrition – Lena Suhaila, ND, FABNO


  • Breast Density Screening Update – Harriet Borofsky, M.D., Radiologist, Mills Peninsula Medical Center
  • Lymphedema – Gay Lee Gulbrandson, NCTMB, CLT-LANA, Certified Dr. Vodder Instructor
  • Communicating with Your Loved Ones – Emily Ach, Ph.D., Stanford School of Medicine [View Slides]
  • End of Life – Janet Childs, M.A., Bill Wilson Center-The Center for Living with Dying [View Slides]

2014 Presentations
2013 Presentations
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