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CONFERENCE ON BREAST CANCER: BRIDGING RESEARCH AND CLINICAL MEDICINE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2012
2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Georgetown East (Concourse Level)
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Antonio Giordano, M.D.,Ph.D.
President and Founder, Sbarro Health Research Organization Inc.; and Director, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Center for Biotechnology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Massimo Cristofanilli, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Oncology and Co-Leader, Women’s Research Program at Fox, Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Biagio Mataluni
President, Oleifici Mataluni, Montesarchio, BN, Italy

Fabiana Perna, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Associate, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.

Giuseppe Russo, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Center for Biotechnology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Panelists will discuss the latest in preventative strategies for breast cancer. Topics they will explore include how breast cancer relates to obesity, the effects of olive oil and a healthy lifestyle, the latest in stem cell research for cancer treatment and treating, understanding and preventing breast cancer in 2012 and beyond.

During the conference, the third annual Giovan Giacomo Giordano-NIAF Award for Ethics and Creativity in Medical Research will be presented to Massimo Cristofanilli. The award, a sculpture, is designed by artist Lello Esposito.

Held in collaboration with the Sbarro Health Research Organization Inc., and the College of Science and Technology at Temple University, the conference is presented in conjunction with the NIAF 37th Anniversary Gala Weekend. For more information on the Foundation’s Gala weekend, visit www.niaf.org/gala. All conferences are free and open to the public.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Americans of Italian descent. Visit www.niaf.org.




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