In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Your Loved Ones with Breast Cancer Need from You

Date

October 25, 2016

Type

Community

Time Duration

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

One in 8 American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. That means almost all of us will know someone--a coworker, friend, mother, sister, partner, wife, or daughter--struck by this frightening disease. What we don't always know is how we can best support our loved one. Join UCSF's world-class breast health experts and cancer survivor and patient advocate Laura Holmes Haddad, author of This is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, From the Waiting Room to the Bedroom, for refreshments and conversation on what cancer patients need from those around them.  

This informal "meet and greet" is free and open to the public and to healthcare professionals. Join us in our beautiful new women's imaging center at 1725 Montgomery, conveniently located for those living and working in downtown San Francisco, North Beach, Russian Hill, and the Marina. 

Please register here.

 

(Photo credit: Cindy Chew, UCSF)

Speakers

Laura Holmes Haddad

I was 37 years old with two small kids when I was diagnosed with stage IV inflammatory breast cancer. 

I’m a writer. I’m also a mom, wife, sister, and daughter. I write about food and wine (I’m a culinary school graduate and former cookbook editor), but since my battle with cancer, I write about what it’s like to be a patient. Becoming a cancer patient changed my perspective on everything, but particularly what’s it like to be a patient. When I’m not writing, I’m hanging out with my two kids and my husband in Northern California, chasing after our dog, cooking, going to the movies, reading, hiking, or paddle boarding. I’m a survivor/thriver, having completed a clinical trial chemotherapy drug in May 2015 with no sign of cancer returning.

 

Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD
Professor
Chief of Breast Imaging
Co-Director, Breast Cancer RIG
UCSF Imaging

Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD, is a professor in residence and chief of Breast Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Developing a breat imaging program was a natural progression of Dr. Joe’s research interest in breast MRI, female pelvic MRI, and fetal MRI. Dr. Joe completed her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering/Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh in 1995. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997, and completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, followed by a fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and a fellowship in Breast Imaging at UCSF.

Dr. Joe is a member of the UCSF Executive Research Council. She is a co-leader of the Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s Breast Cancer Research Interest Group, which has the goal of advancing imaging-based approaches to breast cancer diagnosis, earlier detection, and reduction of disease recurrence and improved survival. For several years, Dr. Joe has led a multi-disciplinary research team in the search of MR detectable biomarkers of fetal lung maturity.

Rita Freimanis, MD
Professor
UCSF Imaging

Rita Freimanis, MD, is professor of clinical radiology in the Breast Imaging section at the University of California, San Francisco Mount Zion. She obtained her medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1985. In 1990, she completed her four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency program at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. Before Dr. Freimanis came to UCSF, she was a professor in the department of radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, as well as the previous Section Head of Breast Imaging, Director of the Breast Imaging Fellowship Program, Radiology Residency Program Director and Vice-Chair of Education.

Dr. Freimanis’ research interests include collaborating with other clinicians and basic scientists in areas related to breast imaging and breast cancer.

Vickie Feldstein, MD
Professor
UCSF Imaging

Vickie Feldstein, MD, is a professor of clinical radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is an expert in many applications of diagnostic ultrasound and the use of Doppler techniques to analyze blood flow. Dr. Feldstein received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School Brown University Program in Medicine, Rhode Island in 1986, and completed her residency in Radiology from the University of California, San Francisco, followed by a Chief Resident in Radiology from UCSF in 1991.

Dr. Feldstein’s research efforts focus on obstetric, gynecologic and abdominal applications of sonography in evaluation of a variety of pathologic conditions.

Amie Lee, MD
Assistant Professor
UCSF Imaging

Amie Lee, MD is an assistant professor of clinical radiology in the Breast Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her medical degree from UCSF in 2009. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2014, followed by a fellowship in Breast Imaging at UCSF.

Dr. Lee’s research focus is on improving the delivery of high-quality care to patients undergoing breast imaging. She also has a strong interest in medical student and resident education.