George Washington University

1957 E St NW, Washington, DC

City View Room

Target Audience:
This program should be of significant interest to those with high risk of breast cancer, breast cancer and breast disease patients, their caregivers, and people who want to better support loved ones and friends with breast cancer.

Program Description:

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or someone you love has breast cancer, then you need to attend our unique, FREE support event, Lighting Your Path – Navigating Your Breast Cancer Subtype. Both breast cancer survivors, including those with metastatic breast cancer, and their caregivers/loved ones are encouraged to attend. You can learn ways to navigate recurrence and common stumbling blocks to achieving a full, rewarding life while living with breast cancer from nationally-recognized and local breast cancer experts. Caregivers can learn proven strategies for optimal support. There are also social opportunities during the event to create relationships with others in the Washington, DC area facing breast cancer, expanding your support network. Exhibits will also be available with products to help your breast cancer journey and giveaways for attendees!

A Special Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:

CMR Naviscan - Opening Reception Sponsor

Genentech - Event Sponsor

Genomic Health - Event Sponsor

Myriad Genetics - Luncheon Sponsor

Featuring Special Guests:

Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer

Nueva Vida

The Women's Center

Exhibitors (as of 10/1/19):

Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer

CMR Naviscan

Genomic Health

Myriad Genetics

Nueva Vida


Register now for free! Space is limited. You must register to attend.



Program Schedule:

8:30    Exhibits and Coffee/Refreshments (Sponsored by CMR Naviscan)


9:00    “Welcome and Introduction: Overcoming Barriers for Care”
Christine B. Teal, MD, Director, Breast Care Center, George Washington University, and Beth Boyd, RN, Chairman, American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation 

9:15    “Inspiring Survivorship Stories”
•    Heidi Floyd, patient advocate
•    Leslie Ferris Yerger, patient advocate
•    Mariam Said, MD, Medical Director, Neonatal Services, Children’s National 


9:45    “Breast Cancer Subtypes: Genetics and Screening”
Tara Biagi, MS, Cancer Genetic Counselor, GW Cancer Center


10:00    “Fertility Options” 
Kathryn Humm, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, GW Medical Faculty Associates


10:15    Break/Exhibits


10:30    “Supportive Therapies for the Management of Cancer-related Symptoms and Treatment of Side Effects” 
Deirdre Orceyre, ND, MSOM, L.Ac., GW Center for Integrative Medicine


10:45    “Self-Care in a Chair: Simple Techniques to Feel Your Best” 
Yael Flusberg, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RMT, MS, GW Center for Integrative Medicine


11:00    “Targeted Treatment Options”
Anne Favret, MD, Virginia Cancer Specialists, and Lauren A. Mauro, MD, Inova Schar Cancer Institute


11:30     Networking Break/Exhibits


12:00     Lunch and Presentation (Sponsored by Myriad Genetics)

"Finding and Redefining Sex, Intimacy and Pleasure After a Cancer Diagnosis"
Monique A. Gary, DO, MSc, FACS, Breast Surgical Oncologist, Grand View Health


12:30    "Panel: Physicians Who Have Been Caregivers and Patients: The Personal Side of Medicine"
Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR, FSBI, Director, Breast Imaging and Interventional Center, Department of Radiology, Breast Cancer Program Leader, The George Washington Cancer Center, and Christine B. Teal, MD, Director, Breast Care Center, George Washington University

1:15    "Closing Comments" 

Beth Boyd, RN, Chairman, American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation


T: 410-381-9500 / 877-992-5470

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10330 Old Columbia Rd, Suite 100

Columbia, MD 21046

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