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UPMC Cancer Centers Presents, “A Reason To Hope: Advances In Surgical Treatment Of Breast Cancer”


PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2006 — According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading type of cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

To provide more information about breast cancer, UPMC Cancer Centers will sponsor “A Reason to Hope: Advances in Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, at the UPMC Cancer Center, Natrona Heights located at 1604 Burtner Road.

Gretchen Ahrendt, M.D., director of surgical breast services in the division of surgical oncology at Magee-Womens Hospital will be the featured speaker.

The talk is one in a series of cancer lectures sponsored by UPMC Cancer Centers for patients, their families and the public.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited. Free parking will available at the center. For more information and to register, please call 800-533-UPMC (8762).


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