BEND, Ore. -

Sara’s Project is presenting a simulcast of Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington’s 16th annual Breast Cancer Issues Conference on Saturday, March 1 at the St. Charles Bend Conference Center.

The conference runs from 8 to 3:30 p.m. and the $15 registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch.

The conference will simulcast presentations covering topics including breast cancer risk reduction, treatment options and quality of life issues, as well as a chance to learn more about Central Oregon services for breast cancer.

Distinguished experts, including keynote speaker, Lisa Coussens, PhD, will cover all aspects of current breast cancer research and treatment. Coussens is the recipient of a prestigious Komen Promise Grant, dedicated to the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into new or enhanced treatments with the highest potential to reduce breast cancer incidence or mortality.

Her research is being conducted in Portland at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute. Her topic is “Inflammation and Breast Cancer:  Good Cells Behaving Badly.”

This is the first time the conference will be simulcast statewide, making it possible for more people to attend at St. Charles Bend and in other locations throughout the state. 

Space is limited. For more information and to register for the conference in Bend, please visit http://www.stcharleshealthcare.org/classes/events.aspx.

About Sara’s Project

Sara’s Project, a fund of the St. Charles Foundation, raises funds to provide education, early detection and support services to ease the challenges of breast cancer for people in Central and Eastern Oregon.

About St. Charles Foundation

As the philanthropic arm of St. Charles Health System, the Foundation works to support and improve health care in Central and Eastern Oregon. Private donations raised by the Foundation allow St. Charles to build new medical facilities, purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, keep pace with the latest technological advances and deliver exceptional patient care in a healing environment. The Foundation does more than just raise money for bricks and mortar. The organization also raises money to support many programs that benefit low-income and uninsured patients.