Register by April 3 for annual breast cancer update

Free forum features experts on diagnosis, treatment and survivorship
March 13, 2018

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition announced that the 21st Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel. The event features leading medical experts and speakers discussing the most up-to-date information on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The annual one-day educational forum is free and open to the public and has become one of Delaware's most trusted sources of up-to date breast cancer information. The event is co-chaired by Marilyn Hyte and Nanci Mayer-Mihalski.

"This year's breast cancer update is focused on not just surviving breast cancer but also reviving and thriving after a diagnosis," said Hyte. "Today there are things a patient can do to help relieve symptoms and side effects, coordinate care through the medical center and change lifestyle habits to impact risk and recurrence. We are hopeful that our attendees will walk away inspired to keep thriving and living their healthiest life, beyond breast cancer."

Experts include Joanne Ambrogi, MSPT, ATC, CMT, RYT 500, physical therapist at Ambrogi Integrative Health Services and Specialty Rehabilitation; Nicole Duffy, PhD, licensed psychologist and director of psychosocial oncology, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System; Kevin Fox, MD, director, Rena Rowan Breast Center, Mariann T. and Robert J. MacDonald Professor in Breast Cancer Care Excellence, University of Pennsylvania; Kim Furtado, ND, naturopathic doctor, Quakertown Wellness Center; Joanne Hutchison, MSN, BSN, RN, MBA, CNML, OCN, cancer nurse navigator, Bayhealth Cancer Institute; Khanh Nguyen, MD, radiation oncologist, Bayhealth Medical Center; Renee Simpson, RN, cancer nurse navigator, Bayhealth Cancer Institute; and many breast cancer survivors, esteemed moderators and featured presenters. This year's conference will also include various university research posters on display to attendees.

"I am looking forward to co-chairing another successful breast cancer update," said Mayer-Mihalski. "Because of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition's prominent leadership in the fight against breast cancer for the last two decades, this forum has become one of Delaware's leading breast cancer conferences, offering vital education and priceless information to community members and survivors for no charge to attendees."

The event attracts more than 350 community members each year including physicians, nurses, social workers, breast cancer survivors and advocates. For nursing professionals and social workers, 4 contact hours and .4 Continuing Education Units will be available at no charge. To register by Tuesday, April 3, go to The program is free but donations are welcome to offset costs.

For more information, go to or visit or call 302-778-1102, Ext. 1014. The Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel is at 1131 North Dupont Highway in Dover. The event will be held in Ballrooms B and C.