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On Sunday, April 26, the 92nd Street Y in New York City brings together three of the leading breast cancer organizations, top scientists and researchers, and breast cancer survivors to provide clear and current information on the disease.

The Partnership Symposium: Conquering Breast Cancer

Paul Goss, MD, PhD to participate in unprecedented gathering of breast cancer experts

13/Apr/2009

Many experts now believe that breast cancer is conquerable. But the torrent of information about the latest breast cancer research, treatment options and prevention can be confusing and overwhelming. On Sunday, April 26, the 92nd Street Y brings together three of the leading breast cancer organizations, top scientists and researchers, and breast cancer survivors to provide clear and current information on the disease.

The symposium's opening session offers an update on current research from leading scientists in the field – including senior scholar for the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, Paul E. Goss, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRCP, director of breast cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The closing session, moderated by NBC Today anchor, Dateline correspondent and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb, features a panel of prominent women who share their experiences with breast cancer. Four concurrent lectures are offered between the plenary sessions, and participants may attend any two.

The Sunday afternoon symposium runs from 12:30 to 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $39 and include the opening and closing general sessions and a choice of two concurrent sessions in-between.

The 92nd Street Y, which is committed to making its programs available to everyone, is working with MSKCC's Breast Examination Center of Harlem and MSKCC's affiliated organization, the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, to provide a limited number of clinic patients and volunteers with free admission to the symposium. The Y encourages those who may be unable to attend the symposium for financial reasons to apply for assistance through the Y's scholarship program, which awards $1 million in scholarships annually to 92Y programs.

Taking the Symposium Nationwide

In addition to the hundreds of people who may attend the symposium at the 92ndStreetY, hundreds more – in Idaho, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ontario and elsewhere – are planning to participate via the 92nd Street Y's satellite broadcast program, Live from NY's 92nd Street Y™, a subscription service that brings the Y's programming to communities around North America. For more information about this or other broadcasts, visit www.92y.org/live.

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