Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Boston, MA



Laura Hynes 
Mass General Cancer Center 

Looking Back, Facing Forward 2021 

A free virtual patient symposium hosted by:
Mass General Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Beth Israel Lahey Health

This event brings together individuals in the BRCA community, and their families, to learn from renowned experts in the field about updates in the management of BRCA-related cancer risk. We are thrilled to be able to bring this fantastic educational opportunity to you in a virtual format to ensure safety and make it more widely available.

8:30-8:40 am: Welcome by Leif Ellisen, MD, PhD

8:40-9:10 am: Targeted Therapies in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Associated Cancer
Douglas Micalizzi MD, PhD:
Instructor of Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital 

9:10-9:40 am: Improving Early Detection for Ovarian Cancer: The MiDe Study
Dipanjan Chowdhury, PhD:
Chief of the Division of Radiation and Genome Stability: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

9:40-9:50 am: Break

9:50-10:20 am: Improving Outcomes in Breast Reconstruction
Dhruv Singhal, MD: Plastic Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

10:20-10:50 am: Psychosocial Accommodation to New Genetic Information
Cary Meyer, PsyD: Clinical Psychologist and Behavioral Oncologist: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

10:50-11:00 am: Break                                                         

11:00-11:40 am: Physician Question and Answer Session

  • Leif Ellisen, MD, PhD: Program Director, Breast Medical Oncology; Clinical Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetics: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Judy Garber: MD, MPH: Susan F. Smith Chair; Chief, Division of Cancer Genetics and Prevention: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Nadine Tung, MD: Director of the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program and Medical Oncologist: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

11:40-12:30 pm: Breakout Sessions (you will be able to choose 1 session the day of the event)

  1. Sexual Health: What Doesn't Get Talked About but What Everyone Needs to Know
    Sharon Bober, PhD: Director, Sexual Health Program, Attending Psychologist, Division of Cancer Genetics and Prevention: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  2. More Than a Female Breast Cancer Gene - Why Men Should Also Know Their BRCA1 and BRCA2 Status
    Neelam V. Desai, MD: Medical Oncologist: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  3. Psychosocial Implications of Cancer Genetic Testing, Practical Suggestions to Enhance Resiliency and Improve Coping
    April Hirschberg, MD: Staff Psychiatrist, Certified SMART provider by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. Optimal Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
    Mae Reilly, MS, RD, LDN: Senior Nutritionist: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Log-in information will be sent via email as the event date gets closer.

If you would like to invite family members or friends, please feel free to share the registration link: www.massgeneral.org/lbff2021