TBJ celebrates 10th anniversary

06/27/05

PARIS – June 16, 2005 – Experts in the fields of surgery, oncology, pathology, radiology, and patient advocacy will gather in Paris this month, which marks the 10th anniversary of The Breast Journal, the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary source devoted exclusively to all facets of research, diagnosis, and treatment of breast disease, published by Blackwell Publishing.

All are coming together to celebrate this event at the 10th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease in Paris, France, June 30 – July 3, 2005 held at the Palais de Congres. Delegates present will also include clinicians, specialists, and scientists from across the globe involved in the care and treatment of patients with breast disease, as well as researchers and educators in this important field.

A program of the Department of Pathology at the University of Florida Health Science Center, College of Medicine, the Symposium's goal is to enhance breast health education among those who study and manage the spectrum of breast related diseases, with emphasis placed on the need for a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment. The efforts for this meeting have been made possible in conjunction with the Institut Gustave-Roussy, the Institut Curie, and the Centre Ren้ Huguenin.

Shahla Masood, MD, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, course director, and world renowned pathologist, has gathered the most recognized authorities in Europe and the United States to present the latest scientific information about epidemiology, prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with breast disease.

"We're proud of our breast health educational program, which includes The Breast Journal, the Symposium for the physicians, and the public forum for the community," states Dr. Masood.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today (after lung cancer) and is the most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.2 million people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year worldwide.

The Symposium starts with the public forum, which is a unique educational experience for the exchange of the scientific information between the public and panel of experts in the field, then is closed with a gala dinner event, not-to-be missed. Dinner will be served in the majestic reception rooms of the magnificent Mairie de Paris (Paris City Hall) where the seat of the Paris City Council is held. Located on the site of the former city hall which burnt down in 1871 during the "Commune" of Paris, this exceptional site, which is only open to the public on special occasions, will be made available to attendees of this celebrated anniversary.

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