Komen Ozark is pleased to announce a Survivorship Conference to be held on Saturday, December 1o, 2016. Our speakers will include Dr. Danny Welch, Cancer Biologist and Komen Scholar. Peggy Johnson, Komen Advocate in Science and a panel of local physicians and a social worker to discuss medical and psycho-social aspects of breast cancer survivorship. Learn more about Danny Welch, Peggy Johnson and the details of the conference below.
Dr. Danny Welch, PhD
As Director of the National Foundation for Cancer Research Center for Metastasis Research at the University of Kansas, Dr. Welch’s research is in the area of Metastasis Suppressor Genes and the biology of metastasis. He is best known for his discovery of 4 of the 24 known metastasis suppressor genes. By definition, these genes suppress metastasis without suppressing growth of the primary tumor. He is also well known for his work in defining the characteristics of cancer metastasis and the author of his book “Cancer Metastasis — Related Genes”
In 2012, Peggy Johnson was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Peggy helped develop the first free mammography program funded by a Komen Affiliate. After joining the National Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen, Peggy testified before Congressional committees on subjects such as breast cancer research and access to quality healthcare. Other national committee work includes the President’s Action Plan on Breast Cancer, the Intercultural Cancer Council and co-chair of Poland’s first national breast cancer conference in 1996.
Conference Information and Registration
Registration 9:00 am – Conference 9:30 – 12:00 pm
Washington Regional Medical Center at the Pat Walker Center for Seniors
12 East Appleby Road (Located at the corner of Appleby and North Hills Blvd) Fayetteville
Reservations at komenozark.org or call 479-750-7465.
Registration is free and limited the first 125 participants who register