Renowned breast cancer care experts will address hot-button issues, including tailored breast cancer screening, the role of ultrasound and MRI in women with dense breasts and the latest breast imaging technologies —  tomosynthesis and molecular imaging — at the 35th National Conference on Breast Cancer. The event will take place April 13–15, 2012, at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL.

“The 35th National Conference on Breast Cancer is an opportunity to hear directly from many of the world’s leading breast cancer experts about the latest interdisciplinary approaches to saving more women from this terrible disease. We have made great strides in the last three decades, but must continue to improve and make more accessible the care that has saved so many lives. I strongly encourage those involved in breast cancer care to attend this pivotal conference,” said Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, FACR, 35th National Conference on Breast Cancer co-chair, chair of Accreditation Programs for the American College of Radiology (ACR) and president of the Society of Breast Imaging.

Attendees can earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 19 Category A Credits and modality-specific credits in biopsy, digital mammography, MRI, mammography and ultrasound. Providers also have the opportunity to get involved in interactive, innovative workshops, including:

  • Multidisciplinary Case Review in a Tumor Board Format
  • Rad-Path — How the image affects the treatment of the patient
  • Current Surgical Approach to Breast Cancer
  • Current Concepts in Radiation Oncology

“Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. National Cancer Institute data show that, since mammography screening became widespread in 1990, the U.S. breast cancer death rate, previously unchanged for 50 years, has dropped well over 30 percent. This is the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved breast cancer treatment. This conference is an opportunity to improve these areas of care and build on the gains of the last 30 years,” said Carol H. Lee, MD, 35th National Conference on Breast Cancer co-chair, chair of the ACR Breast Imaging Communications Committee.