West Texas Breast Disease Symposium

Controversies and Provocations in Breast Cancer

breast disease symposium

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will host the West Texas Breast Disease Symposium: Controversies and Provocations in Breast Cancer 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 1 at the McInturff Conference Center, 602 Indiana Ave.


The purpose of this conference is to provide health care professionals with
recent and continuing advances in the field of breast cancer. Presentations will focus on the following areas: determine the areas of controversy in contemporary multidisciplinary care of breast cancer, identify relevant evidence to support decision making in breast cancer treatment for individualized care, formulate questions for future research to expand the evidence towards resolution of controversies.


Presentations and speakers will include:


Sentinel Node Biopsy is indicated in cT1N0 Breast Cancers

Pro: Mark Arredondo, M.D.

Con: Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman, M.D.


Ovarian Suppression is Indicated in Premenopausal Women with Breast Cancer

Pro: Sanjay Awasthi, M.D.

Con: Brian Pruitt, M.D.


Is Post-mastectomy Radiation Indicated in T3N0 Breast Cancer?

Pro: Carlos Torres, M.D.

Con: Daniel Arsenault, M.D.


Is Routine Axillary Ultrasound Indicated in cN0 Breast Cancer?

Pro: Christina Fox, M.D.

Con: Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman, M.D.


The symposium is sponsored by the TTUHSC Breast Center of Excellence, the University Medical Center Southwest Cancer Center and the TTUHSC Office of Continuing Medical Education. For more information, call Pam Gardner at (806) 743-2929 or visit www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/continuing-medical-education/.

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Since 1969, the School of Medicine has graduated more than 3,000 physicians. The school aims to provide quality lab space, recruit creative, innovative research faculty, and develop graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for lifelong careers in medical research.

Today, more than 20 percent of the practicing physicians in West Texas have graduated from the School of Medicine or its residency programs.