The Maurer Foundation Brings Breast Health Connections Lecture Series to Brooklyn

In a continuous effort to bring the latest breast health information to community members, students and healthcare professionals, The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education (TMF) is pleased to announce the second lecture in its new Breast Health Connections Lecture Series, set to take place on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.

TMF has partnered with Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus to put together an informative seminar where Dr. Mary Beth Terry, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University will be the guest speaker for the evening. Dr. Terry will present an educational lecture titled “Understanding Pathways to Breast Cancer”, summarizing the latest scientific studies on the epidemiology of breast cancer.

The lecture will examine the latest findings from human studies on the question of when breast cancer susceptibility begins. Throughout the presentation, Dr. Terry will highlight her own research on early life factors and breast cancer risk. Dr. Terry will also present the latest information on intermediate risk factors for breast cancer and explore how studies of mammographic density can help us understand pathways leading to breast cancer risk. She will conclude by summarizing the latest information on how risk factors may differ by breast cancer tumor characteristics and how such information can help plan future prevention efforts. A question and answer session will take place at the conclusion of the lecture.

“We are looking forward to having Dr. Terry as the guest speaker at our next Breast Health Connections lecture,” said Kim Rozzi, Executive Director of The Maurer Foundation. “Dr. Terry’s extensive research on mammorgraphic density and early life risk factors for breast cancer continues to provide both the medical and lay communities with valuable information to help us better understand this complex disease.”

Dr. Mary Beth Terry is a cancer epidemiologist and has been involved in case-control studies of breast and colorectal cancer for over ten years. She is currently working on a New York cohort study to examine early life factors for breast cancer risk. Her research focuses on the study of intermediate markers in cancer including mammographic density and colorectal adenomas, gene-environmental interactions and cancer, and early life factors and breast cancer. Dr. Terry
is also part of the CURE program at the Columbia Presbyterian Cancer Center to help mentor minority students in cancer research.

This Breast Health Connections lecture will be submitted to The New York State Nurses’ Association Council on Continuing Education, which is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation as an approver of continuing education in nursing for approval of 1.8 contact hours. Additionally, students from Long Island University’s School of Nursing are eligible to receive two hours of community service credit for attending the lecture.

The lecture commences at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. A $10 pre-registration rate applies. Day of registrations will be accepted.