Illustration of a woman thinking about Breast Cancer Facts And Fears

Last year, more than 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed among US women, as well as more than 60,000 additional cases of in situ breast cancer. Approximately 40,000 US women died in 2015 from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.

“Breast Cancer: Facts and Fears” will be the subject of the next Dinner with a Doctor at SBH Health System (St. Barnabas Hospital). The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29th (in English) and Thursday, June 30th (in Spanish) in the hospital’s Braker Building boardroom (Third Avenue and 182nd Street). There is no cost to attend the event, which includes the serving of a delicious and healthful meal. Presenting will be Dr. Denisse Hurvitz, who has dedicated her radiology practice to breast imaging and intervention.

Dr. Hurvitz founded her practice in response to a growing demand for high quality, technology-forward access to breast health, and with the premise that all women should have access to critical screening and diagnostic services. This led to the creation of an innovative model to bridge the access gap to screening and diagnostic breast imaging services.

She lectures and has participated in scientific exhibits around the world. A native of Argentina, she is the co-author of nine publications, two book chapters, 23 abstracts and a web publication.

To RSVP, please contact Diana Loubriel at 718-960-9295. Parking is available by entering the hospital campus at Third Avenue and 182nd Street.

Dinner with a Doctor

St. Barnabas Hospital holds Dinner with a Doctor on a regular basis, with members of the hospital’s medical staff discussing various health issues while attendees enjoy a light meal. Past events have included presentations on such topics as aging joints, attention deficit disorder, breast cancer treatment, dental health, diabetes, heart care, hospice and palliative care, men’s health, pain management, questions to ask your doctor, vascular disease, wound healing, and women’s health. To meet the diverse needs of the community served by the hospital, presentations are offered in English, Spanish and other languages.

“We encourage members of those communities we serve to take advantage of our Dinner with a Doctor series,” said Len Walsh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Barnabas Hospital. “It gives them a chance to meet some of the area’s best doctors and clinicians, and get answers to questions they may have on various health and medical topics. This upcoming presentation on the topic of medication for patients with chronic conditions should be of particular importance to the patients we treat.”

Dinner with a Doctor is free and limited to 60 people. You must be 16 years of age or older to attend and reservations are required to assure that space will be available.

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Howard Matzner/Steven Clark
Andover Communications
(201) 482-4008

#               #               #