(Hays, KS) February 3, 2016 – Susan G. Komen Kansas is partnering with Hays Medical Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance to present a Komen Impact panel discussion on the latest developments in breast cancer research in Kansas. The conversation will take place on February 18 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Hays Medical Center. It is free and open to the public.
The panel will be moderated by cancer biologist, Komen researcher and breast cancer advocate, Danny Welch, PhD. Several Kansas oncology professionals and cancer survivors will join Welch in this public forum on cancer innovations and challenges. In addition, representatives from Susan G. Komen Kansas will present an overview of the state of breast cancer in the region.
“We’re excited to be part of this community conversation between breast cancer experts and the people who are directly impacted by the disease,” said Peggy Johnson, breast cancer survivor and former chair of Komen’s National Board of Directors.
According to the Kansas Cancer Registry, nearly 2,000 women in Kansas will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that more than 370 women die in Kansas each year from breast cancer-related causes. However, when diagnosed at an early stage, survival rates are greater than 95%.
“This is a great opportunity for recent information to be shared with those impacted by breast cancer and within the community” said Hays Medical Center Nurse Navigator, Lisa Reiter, RN.
RSVP for this event, please call 785-623-5114 by Monday, February 15.