October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and two UT doctors are doing their part to educate the community.Dr. Iman Mohamed, medical director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at UT Medical Center’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, and Dr. Helen Mabry, UTMC breast surgeon, will participate in events this month to help raise awareness about breast cancer.
Listed by date, events will include
• Thursday, Oct. 16 — Mohamed will make a guest appearance on RadioMD’s HER radio program at 8 a.m. to discuss the impact of the Phase III CLEOPATRA trial, which has found that people with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer lived longer with the addition of Roche’s Perjeta. Those interested can listen to the show at radiomd.com.• Sunday, Oct. 19 — Mohamed will present “BRCA Gene Mutation, Cancer and You: A Symposium for Women and Men.” This free, public event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Temple-Congregation Shomer Emunim, 6453 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Attendees will learn who has an increased risk of carrying the BRCA mutation, understand the process of genetic counseling and testing, and develop strategies for talking about genetic risk. Those interested in attending must RSVP to Colette at 419.724.0361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Wednesday, Oct. 22 — Mohamed will be a panel speaker at the Cancer Connection breast cancer education event, “Pieces to the Puzzle.” The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metropark. There will be light refreshments and a decorative bra silent auction. All proceeds will go to Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio to fund services at no cost to local cancer patients and their families. For more information or to register, visit www.CancerConnectionOfNorthwestOhio.com.
For more information about UTMC’s breast cancer program, visit utmc.utoledo.edu.