MEDIA ADVISORY: Your breast defense

Mar. 21, 2018

What the future of breast cancer treatment looks like

London, Ontario – Breast cancer will affect one in eight Canadian women in their lifetime. Fortunately, much work is being done to further our understanding of the disease and discover new methods of treatment. On March 22, St. Joseph’s Health Care London will host the second of six free community health discussions in the DocTalks lecture series when Dr. Muriel Brackstone will share how personalized medicine is shaping the future of breast cancer care.

Dr. Brackstone is an Associate Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute and Medical Director of the Breast Care Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was instrumental in bringing the breast tumor biobank to St. Joseph’s as a way to fast track discoveries in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. She has designed numerous clinical trials to better understand and overcome breast cancer treatment resistance or recurrence. 

The DocTalks lecture series features leading physicians and researchers at St. Joseph’s. Throughout the year, the public is invited to learn how St. Joseph’s is tackling the pressing health issues of our time from the experts themselves, and why it matters to you and your family. View the DocTalks line-up.

Members of the media are invited to attend Dr. Brackstone’s presentation with the opportunity for a short interview:

What: DocTalks lecture with Dr. Muriel Brackstone - Breast Defense: what the future of breast cancer treatment looks like
When: Thurs., Mar. 22, 2018
Where: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Shuttleworth Auditorium
Time: Interview opportunity with Dr. Brackstone at 6:45 pm. Lecture begins at 7 pm. 

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For more information:

Renée Sweeney,
Communication Consultant
St. Joseph's Health Care London
Office: 519 646-6100 x 47788 -  Mobile: 519 200-9689
Renee.Sweeney@sjhc.london.on.ca

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