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Published on May 26, 2016

2016 breast cancer survivor luncheon

Community Calendar: Free Luncheon to Discuss Breast Cancer Risks, Research

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, in partnership with the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing and the Mid-Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Group, invites breast cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones to a free breast cancer survivor luncheon. The event will include presentations on the familial risks of breast cancer, research on the increased risk of colorectal cancer associated with breast cancer and a smartphone app for lymphedema screening.

Attendees will receive a free lunch and a chance at door prizes.

The luncheon is open to all breast cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones.

Speakers and discussion topics at the event will include:

  • Stacey Miller, certified genetic counselor at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center: “Breast Cancer and Genetics: The Inside Story”
  • Sherri Homan, RN, FNP, PhD, epidemiologist at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: “Colorectal Cancer Risk and Preventive Practices for Breast Cancer Survivors”
  • Guilherme DeSouza, PhD, associate professor at the MU College of Engineering: “Lymphoedema — A Mobile Device for Lymphedema Screening and Monitoring”

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25

Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia

RSVP by Friday, June 10, at or 573-884-3249