*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment in 2017: Can doing less do more?

Join us during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for a Special Presentation by Dr. Shayna Showalter. She will speak about the following topics related to breast cancer:
  • Breast cancer risk factors and genetics
  • Current breast cancer screening recommendations
  • Treatment of breast cancer with a focus on early stage disease
  • Precision Breast IORT (Intraoperative radiation therapy) for the treatment of breast cancer - an exciting clinical trial in breast cancer treatment that is the only one in the nation. This treatment would reduce the need for radiation treatments from 5-days-a-week for three weeks, to one intraoperative treatment.  

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Shayna Showalter attended college and medical school at the University of Virginia and completed her general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University and her Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. During her time at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Showalter also completed coursework for a certificate in clinical research in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Showalter returned to the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology. She now specializes in treating breast cancer and diseases of the breast. Her research focuses on Clinical trials designed to improve the treatment of breast cancer.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
L15 Shayna Showalter October 13 Fr 1:30-3:00 pm Unity of Charlottesville NA

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