6:00-8:30 pm St Luke's Hospital Emerson Auditorium, St Luke's Institute for Health Education 232 S Woods Mill Rd Chesterfield MO 63107 (located on lower level of St Luke's Hospital between the North & South Medical Buildings) Contact the Cancer Support Community at 314-238-2000 to RSVP
Shedding a Light:
Research Update and Psychosocial
Elements of Breast Cancer
Dr. Sam Achilefu, inventor/researcher and winner of "Distinguished Investigator" by the DoD BCMRP; Dr. Ron Bose, HER2+ expert;
Dr. Teresa Deshields, psychologist
This collaborative evening is co-sponsored by Susan G. Komen Missouri, Cancer Support Community, St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition, and the Siteman Young Women's Breast Cancer Program
Fran Visco, President of NBCC, gave a Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 presentation at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on November 13, 2014 to approximately 200 members of the community. Ms. Visco discussed NBCC's strategic plan to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020 by harnessing the energy, resources, and leadership from around the world to understand how to prevent individuals from developing breast cancer and how to prevent deaths from metastasis. While in St. Louis, Ms. Visco also met with Breast Cancer Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine to discuss Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 and facilitate participation in the mission of the campaign.
October 2012 Educational Event
In October 2012, SLBCC sponsored a dinner and program presented by Katherine Weilbaecher, M.D., Washington University Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Oncology Division. The presentation “Strengthening Our Bones to Resist Cancer” taught us new and useful information regarding bone health and cancer.
October 2011 Educational Event Our October 2011 event featured Jason Weber PhD, a research scientist at Washington University, who presented “The New BRIGHT Institute: Attacking Breast Cancer Genomes.” This event took place at Missouri Baptist Hospital Auditorium and was hosted by SLBCC. Dr. Weber is skilled at presenting complicated information for all to understand. We appreciate his willingness to continue to share his knowledge with the community!
SLBCC 2011 House Tour On August 28, the St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition hosted the 2011 House Tour at a beautiful home in Frontenac. We appreciate all of our generous donors and sponsors who made this a successful fundraiser. Those in attendance enjoyed touring the house as well as the wonderful outdoor patio and pool area, and SLBCC thanks all who participated! Special thanks go to the Co-Chairs and House Tour Committee, who worked together to make this a very enjoyable event—and to Tessa Greenspan and Terry Arscott, who were Honorary Co-Chairs.
SLBCC Fundraiser April 10, 2011 A sellout crowd enjoyed lunch and a fashion show at Dream House & Tea Room. Those attending also registered for raffle prizes, and shopped for clothing and gifts, all to benefit the St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition. SLBCC thanks Dream House & Tea Room for organizing and presenting this fun event for us!
Educational Event March 1, 2011 “Henrietta’s Ghost: Ethics, Race, and Medicine in the Saga of American History” Featuring the book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", by Rebecca Skloot. An overflow crowd in the auditorium at the Missouri History Museum heard and participated in a panel discussion regarding this interesting book about Mrs. Lacks, and how her cells have contributed so much to medical research since her death in 1951. This event was hosted by the St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition, the Research Advocacy Committee of St. Louis Komen, and Washington University.
Panelists included: Moderator Sowande’ Mustakeem Assistant Professor, African American Studies Washington University Iris A. Malone Clinical Trial Analyst Dr. Ira Kodner Physician and Medical Ethicist
SLBCC 2010 Fall Educational Event Well designed clinical trials are vital for medical discoveries to become lifelines to patients. On September 29, SLBCC along with Missouri Baptist Hospital presented “Clinical Trials: Pay No Heed or Proceed?” This was a very interesting panel discussion on clinical trials, what they involve, and why a patient should or should not participate. The speakers represented three important perspectives: a physician, a clinical trial coordinator, and a patient. Although their points of view are diverse, the crowd in attendance saw that those on the panel have a similar focus—helping to improve the lives of individual patients who are affected or at risk.
SLBCC 2010 Spring Educational Event On May 6 SLBCC hosted a bus trip to the Barnes Hospital campus, where those in attendance enjoyed an interesting dual tour of both a research lab and breast health center. The lab tour was led by Jason Weber, PhD, who is conducting research on breast cancer cell growth. Dr. Weber’s research is supported by a grant from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. SLBCC works each year to see that the DOD BCRP is adequately funded, so this brought the reason for our efforts into focus! Participants took part in supervised hands-on activities in the lab while Dr. Weber told us of his work. Our group then moved to the Breast Health Center at Siteman Cancer Center, where Chief of Breast Imaging Dr. Barbara Monsees led us on a walking tour through the facility, with some behind-the-scenes looks at what the Center has to offer in screening, diagnostics, treatment and patient support. We are so grateful that Dr. Monsees and Dr. Weber took time from their busy schedules to educate us!
SLBCC 2009 House Tour On October 18, the St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition hosted the 2009 House Tour at a stunning residence in Maryland Walk Condominiums in Clayton. The generous response from donors and sponsors made this a successful fundraiser, those in attendance also made it a fun evening, and SLBCC thanks all who participated! Special thanks go to the Co-Chairs and House Tour Committee, who worked together to make this a very enjoyable event—and to Barbara Monsees, MD and Jason Weber, PhD who were Honorary Co-Chairs. Following a buffet reception on the rooftop terrace and walking tour of the home, the large crowd listened attentively as Dr. Monsees and Dr. Weber gave a brief update on breast cancer news and research, and took a few questions.
SLBCC Educational Event May 12, 2009 Ces & Judy’s was the setting for good food plus an enjoyable and informative presentation by prominent research scientist Matthew Ellis, MD, PhD, who is also a Professor of Medicine at Siteman Cancer Center. Dr. Ellis ably covered the topic “Advances in Breast Cancer Genomics; Hot on the Trail of Differences in Breast Cancer Tumors!” The large crowd learned what is on the cutting edge in this area of research, and we were impressed with the ability of Dr. Ellis to make a very complicated subject understandable and interesting.
The St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition is committed to the eradication of breast cancer through advocacy and education.
We accomplish this by:
Providing advocate training and community education.
Encouraging peer and advocate reviewed scientific research.