Breast Cancer: When Taking Care Means Taking Charge
Fourth annual conference for breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and medical professionals
Saturday, March 5, 2005
8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Golden Gate Club, The Presidio, San Francisco


Learn about:
* Current treatment options
* New and ongoing research and its implications
* Treatment side-effect management, including pain management, lymphedema, and psychosocial issues
* Reconstructive surgery
* Disability and insurance benefits
* Quality of life issues

Talk with community groups and vendors in the resource room of information and services


* Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, MD, Director, Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Psychiatry, Women’s Health Program
Avis Begoun, PhD, Psychology, Private Practice, Menlo Park
* Beatriz Bravo, LCSW, Oncology, Stanford University
* David Bernstein, 16, student, family of cancer survivors, Menlo Park
* Dan Fortuno, OPTIONS: A Benefits Training Foundation, San Francisco
* Ellie Guardino, MD, Medical Oncology, Stanford University
* Nancy Jennings, breast cancer warrior, San Jose
* Raymond Gaeta, MD, Director, Adult Pain Management Center, Stanford University
* Clifton Leaf, Executive Editor, Fortune Magazine, New York
* Judy Luce, MD, Medical Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
* Rosemary Maresca, RN, Oncology, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
* Jane Marmor, MD, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City
* Debbie Moore, RN, NP, Oncology, Kaiser Permanente, Hayward
* Pamela Priest Naeve, Director, Community Education, Northern California Cancer Center
* Peter Ravdin, MD, PhD, Medical Oncology, University of Texas
* Mark Rounsaville, MD, Radiation Oncology, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
* Katherine Young, MD, Reconstructive Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
* Jennifer Vickerman, RN, Oncology, Mills-Peninsula Hospital, San Mateo
* Lynn Westphal, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University


In Memoriam
Barbara Johnson
October 30, 2004
Babara Johnson conference founder with Pam Naave and Leslie Huang
Leslie Huang, Pamela Priest Naeve, Barbara Johnson

The Allison Taylor Holbrooks Breast Cancer Research Fund was started by Barbara Johnson to facilitate education about breast cancer for survivors, families and friends, and medical professionals. Our goal is to continue her work of providing the latest in education about diagnosis and treatment as well as the personal aspects of recovery. Please join us on March 5, 2005, in celebration of Barbara's life and work.

$25 (includes lunch). Scholarships available.
To register:
By Web:
By phone: Call toll-free 1-888-315-5988
By e-mail:
For more information:
Visit the Northern California Cancer Web site at

Sponsors: The Allison Taylor Holbrooks Breast Cancer Research Fund * Northern California Cancer Center
Cosponsors: Association of Northern California Oncologists * The Better Health Foundation * California Pacific Medical Center * The Community Breast Health Project * The Health Library at Stanford * Mills-Peninsula Health Services * Palo Alto Medical Foundation * Sequoia Hospital * Stanford Hospital and Clinics * The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation — Bay Area affiliate
Additional funding provided by: Melanie M. Bronfman Lecture Fund, NCCC * Oakland Athletics * Ortho Biotech * The Allison Taylor Holbrooks Breast Cancer Research Fund * NCCC designated funds

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