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Thursday, October 10, 2013 - Sparrow, Mayo Clinic experts to answer breast cancer questions during Oct. 15 public forum

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the public is invited to hear from Sparrow and Mayo Clinic experts about advances in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, followed by a chance to ask questions.

The free event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 55 South Harrison Avenue, East Lansing.

Speakers:

Sandhya Pruthi, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. Dr. Pruthi is the Mayo Clinic principal investigator on several national breast cancer prevention and biomarker trials, and her research area is breast cancer prevention.

Karen Ching, M.D., Breast Surgeon and Medical Director, Sparrow Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic.

Timothy McKenna, D.O., Breast Surgeon, Sparrow Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic.

Vesna Kaluza, M.D., Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, Sparrow Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic.

The event will be moderated by Sparrow Breast Health Navigator Sharon Cosgrove.

To register for this event, click here or call 1.800.Sparrow (1.800.772.7769).

Sparrow’s membership in the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network allows Sparrow Physicians to consult with Mayo Clinic experts to provide some of the most advanced care in the nation in mid-Michigan.

Through its membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network and other efforts, Sparrow is transforming healthcare to change people’s lives as the region’s leader in innovative thinking and clinical excellence.

Sparrow is mid-Michigan's premier health care organization, featuring the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and formal affiliations with Michigan State University's three human health colleges. Sparrow Hospital was recently awarded the Michigan Quality Leadership Award, the highest honor for organizational performance excellence in the state, and is one of only 6 percent of hospitals nationally to have earned the Nurse Magnet Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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