Research, Early Detection, Survivor Support, Advocacy

Confronting the confusion: 
How to think about breast cancer screening

A public panel with Audience Q&A

This August, leading breast cancer researchers from around the world will travel to Portland for the 30th International Association for Breast Cancer Research Conference. The event will focus on the biology and technology needed to enable earlier detection of lethal breast cancers.
Join us for a free, public forum about the science behind evolving breast cancer screening guidelines. After the forum, guests will have the opportunity to visit with top scientists during an interactive reception.

​​​​Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 2-5 p.m.

Seating is limited, please register to reserve your seat by Friday, July 29.

RSVP to Anna Miller at or 503.546.7431

This event is co-hosted by Susan G. Komen, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, and the International Association for Breast Cancer Research.

View the public panel agenda here>>
2:00 - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome and opening remarks by Joe Gray, Ph.D., professor and Gordon Moore Endowed Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, and Judith Salerno M.D., M.S. of Susan G. Komen.

2:10 - Panel Discussion
Discussion moderated by Sue Best, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Palliative Care Service, OHSU
Panelists will include:

  • Toni Storm-Dickerson, M.D., Breast Surgical Oncology, Compass Oncology
  • Pepper Schedin, Ph.D., Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
  • Thea Tlsty, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Director of the Center for Translational Research in the Molecular Genetics of Cancer, UCSF; Director for the Program in Cell Cycling and Signaling, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Heidi Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director of the Providence Women and Children’s Program and Research Center, and Research Professor in the Departments of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and Medicine at OHSU
  • June Cooley, breast cancer survivor and Knight Cancer Institute research advocate

3:00 - Question & Answer Session

4:00 - Reception

*Agenda is subject to change

Additional Details

Collaborative Life Sciences Building
2730 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

Parking & Transportation
Limited free parking available in the Schnitzer Lot.

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building is conveniently located at the
Orange Line MAX station
South Waterfront/SW Moody.

Streetcar: SW Moody & Meade South B Loop and NS Streetcar Lines

Bus: 9, 17, 35 and 36.