Dana-Farber IBC 10 Year Celebration and Educational Forum

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A virtual forum to celebrate and provide patient-care-focused scientific information in the field of inflammatory breast cancer.

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Join us for the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program's 10 Year Celebration. This free virtual forum will celebrate and provide patient-care-focused scientific information in the field of inflammatory breast cancer to researchers, physicians, nurses, patients, families, and loved ones.

This day-long celebration and educational forum will consist of three separate events, all held via Zoom. Please register separately for each event below:

Please click here for a full agenda of the presentations.

For information about attending the sessions via Zoom, please scroll to the bottom of this page. Some programs will be recorded and posted to the Dana-Farber Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program website for future viewing.

For more information about the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program at DF/BWCC, please click here.


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Welcome and Educational Sessions

9 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Welcome Session with Eric P. Winer, MD and Beth Overmoyer, MD, FACP

Dr. Winer and Dr. Overmoyer will discuss the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program and introduce new developments and promising areas of research in inflammatory breast cancer at DF/BWCC and beyond.

What’s New in Research and Treatment

  • New Diagnostic Criteria for Inflammatory Breast Cancer - Filipa Lynce, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Progress and Gaps in Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Wendy Woodward, MD, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Biography of Inflammatory Breast Cancer: From Rare to Care - Gayathri R. Devi, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Optical Genome Mapping of Large Structural Variations in Non-Inflammatory and Inflammatory Breast Cancer - Justin Balko, PharmD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • A Central Role for STAT3 in Inflammatory Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy Resistance - Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Patient-Centered Care

  • Introduction - Faina Nakhlis, MD, FACS, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Effects of Chemotherapy and Other Cancer Treatments on the Brain - Stephanie Tung, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • The Role of Reconstructive Surgery in Breast Cancer Lymphedema - Justin Broyles, MD and Shailesh Agarwal, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Lessons Learned Post-Mastectomy: How to Navigate Your “New Normal” - Patricia Vickery, IBC Patient Advocate, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

This event will be recorded for future viewing.

Register here for the Welcome and Educational Sessions event


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For Patients, Families, and Loved Ones: Meet the Experts

2 - 3 p.m.

Patients, families, and loved ones will meet medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists specializing in IBC at DF/BWCC, as well as IBC patient advocates for small-group discussions. The Meet the Experts portion of the day will consist of two sessions, with three breakout rooms for group discussions in each session. When you register, you will be asked to choose which breakout room you would like to join during each session.

Meet the Experts Session 1 | 2 - 2:30 p.m.

  • Breakout Room A: Medical Oncology - Beth Overmoyer, MD, FACP
  • Breakout Room B: Surgical Oncology - Faina Nakhlis, MD, FACS
  • Breakout Room C: IBC Patient Advocate - Ginny Mason, RN; Executive Director, Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Meet the Experts Session 2 | 2:30 - 3 p.m.

  • Breakout Room D: Medical Oncology - Filipa Lynce, MD
  • Breakout Room E: Radiation Oncology - Jennifer R. Bellon, MD
  • Breakout Room F: IBC Patient Advocate - Patricia Vickery, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Register here for the Meet the Expert event


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For Patients, Families, and Loved Ones: IBC Social Work Group

3 - 4 p.m.

Join us for a social work discussion led by Julie Salinger, MSW, LICSW. Registration is limited, so register soon!

Register here for the IBC Social Work Group event

Using Zoom

What happens when I register?

You’ll receive a link to join the Zoom session at the email address you provide.

How do I watch the session?

If you are new to using Zoom, please plan to join the event a few minutes early to give yourself time to get online.

Click the link sent to you by email, and you’ll be taken directly to Zoom and prompted to join the session.

What happens if I have problems or questions?

The Zoom website has a very comprehensive Help Center. For help with getting setup to use Zoom and with any issues you may encounter, please visit the Zoom Help Center.

You may also call 857-215-1211 or email mariesad_powell@dfci.harvard.edu for additional support.

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