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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, July 8, 2011

Unique Community Education Opportunity Presented by Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance

Three-part Series Begins Next Week

Have you ever wondered how physicians plan the best course of treatment and care for cancer patients in our community?


Now is your chance to gain an inside understanding of the collaborative, comprehensive approach to breast cancer care in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance is proud to present the first community lecture in its educational series: “Breast Cancer Care in our Community: Real Case Reviews”. All aspects of a breast cancer patient’s detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship will be discussed in a format for community members to easily understand and learn.

Date: Wednesday, July 13

Time: 5:30 – 7:00p.m.

Location: Santa Barbara City College West Campus, Fe Bland Forum

FREE, Spanish translation available, light refreshments provided

Discussion moderated by Ronald Latimer, M.D., and presenting Physicians include:

• Winnie Leung, M.D.

• Kim Grafton, M.D.

• W. Warren Suh, M.D., M.P.H.

• John Blaustein, M.D.

• Fred Kass, M.D.

Presenting sponsors include: Avon Foundation for Women, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Cottage Health System, Sansum Clinic, and Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance looks forward to presenting two additional lectures in their “Breast Cancer Care in our Community” series. Following events to be held on September 14 and October 26. All events are held at Santa Barbara City College, 5:30 – 7:00p.m., and admission is free-of-charge.

For more information, please contact Tammy Stockero, Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator, at (805) 898-2185 or visit the Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance’s website at: www.sbbca.org.

The Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance (SBBCA) is a NAPBC-accredited “breast center without walls” created by an alliance between surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and plastic surgeons along with Cancer Center, Cottage Health System and Sansum Clinic to deliver a multidisciplinary approach to women with breast cancer.

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