University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science

September 27, 2014, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Jewish Community Center
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA

Taste for the Cure 2014An event to demonstrate how healthy eating can be delicious and share the latest on breast cancer screening, prevention, and treatment.

Moderated by Laura Esserman, MD, MBA. With breast cancer specialists across professions.

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On Saturday, September 27th, the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center will host the annual event Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science, a day of discovery focused on exploring the impacts of food and science on breast health. The event will be held at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and will feature food tastings from local chefs, nutrition and exercise tips, and cooking and science demonstrations.

In morning and afternoon panels Laura Esserman, MD, MBA will moderate interactive discussions with breast cancer specialists about personalized screening and new developments in targeted treatment. The UCSF Breast Care Center pre-medical interns will present posters on current research topics in breast cancer, from the I-SPY 2 trial to the interactions between tumor and their microbiomes. Members of the laboratory of Laura van ‘t Veer, PhD will give a laboratory science demonstration.

>Read an article about last year’s event by Molly Sharlach, a graduate student from UCSC Science Communication Program.

Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science is free and open to the public. Register online or by emailing, or calling (415) 514-5842.

Schedule of Events
10:00 am   Scientific posters • Tastings • Resource information
10:30 am   Science demonstration: Unraveling your building blocks to predict risk
11:00 am   Panel: Personalized screening: Includes exercise demo by Regan Fedric, Exercise Physiologist. Suzie Eder, NP; Lauren Ryan, MS; Jeff Tice, MD; Laura van't Veer, PhD; Moderator: Laura Esserman, MD, MBA
12:15 pm   Scientific posters • Tastings • Resource information
12:45 pm   Cooking demonstration - Alison Mountford, owner Square Meals
1:15 pm     Panel: New developments in targeted treatment: Includes nutrition tips by Greta Macaire, MA, RD. Debby Hamolsky, RN, MS; Michelle Melisko, MD; Mark Moasser, MD; John Park, MD; Moderator: Laura Esserman, MD, MBA
2:30 pm     Closing remarks

Questions? or (415) 514-5842.

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