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Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science (Day 2)

Saturday, October 23, 2021 9am to 11am

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An event to explore the impact of both food and science on breast health presented by the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. Full event information at

Day 2

  • 9:00 AM Introduction
  • 9:10 AM What Active Surveillance has Taught Us About DCIS and How it has Informed New Options Today.
    Panelists: Alexander Borowsky, MD, Karen Goodwin, DO, FACS, Heather Greenwood, MD
    Moderator: Laura Esserman, MD, MBA
  • 9:55 AM Breast Care Center Clinical Studies Flash Talks-Part Two
    Presenters: UCSF Research Coordinators
    • Introduction Laura Esserman, MD, MBA
    • Rethinking screening in 2021: What has the last decade taught us?
      Paige Warner
    • Why we need to personalize screening based on the risk for what type of cancer?
      Katherine Leggat-Barr
    • How the changes in imaging and a risk-based personalized approach impact the cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening.
      Rashna Soonavala
    • DCIS: What is the role that imaging can play to determine the best treatment, surgery or active surveillance.
      Cristian Maldonado Rodas
    • Vaccine trial for high-risk DCI.
      Nicki Schindler
    • Tracking the rates of critically ill patients with COVID in the I-SPY COVID trial based on vaccinations.
      Alex Botello
    • The microbiome and the potential role in reducing breast implant reconstruction infections.
      Anne Patterson
    • Navigating the new UCSF BCC website to get all the information you need when you need it.
      Ananya Mittal
  • 10:15 AM Cooking Demonstration
    Presenters: Chef Alison Mountford and Laura Esserman, MD, MBA
  • 10:35 AM Helping the Tumor Immune Microenvironment to Beat Cancer
    Presenter: Alexander Borowsky, MD
  • 10:45 AM Closing Remarks

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  • Kimberly Johnson
  • Rose Nobile
  • Pelin Bektur

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