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Experts Convene at Third Annual Miami Cancer Institute Women's Cancer Symposium

March 13, 2023

MIAMI, FL – March 13, 2023  According to the American Cancer Society, there were an estimated 110,000 new cases diagnosed and approximately 32,120 deaths from gynecologic cancers in the U.S. in 2020.This year, it is estimated that about 290,00 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 43,700 women will die from breast cancer.Thanks to research and new advancements, the approach to care for both breast and gynecologic cancers is evolving and becoming better than ever before.

The Miami Cancer Institute Women’s Cancer Symposium, taking place on April 21, brings together distinguished gynecologic and breast cancer experts for a one-day live symposium that will focus on the medical management of common and important challenges facing healthcare professionals who care for women with cancer. The multispecialty approach allows participants to explore new diagnoses and cutting-edge treatment options for various areas of breast and gynecologic cancer patient care in a concise symposium format.

“It personally brings me great joy to bring esteemed experts together to discuss the latest advancements in gynecologic and breast cancer care. I look forward to a day when we can eradicate women’s cancers once and for all,”shared John Diaz, M.D., chief of gynecologic oncology at Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and one of the symposium directors.

“It’s an exciting time in cancer care. As a breast medical oncologist, I see so much hope on the horizon as novel therapies and improvements in screening continue to contribute to improved outcomes for patients” shared Reshma Mahtani, D.O,chief of breast medical oncology.Dr. Mahtani

The one-day symposium is set to take place on Friday, April 21, 2023, at Hilton Miami Dadeland. Individuals are able to register for the symposium here.


About Baptist Health Cancer Care

Baptist Health Cancer Care is the largest cancer program in South Florida, providing local, out-of-state and international patients with the most advanced cancer care. With locations from the Florida Keys to the Palm Beaches, the program provides cancer patients access to a full array of innovative clinical trials, physicians dedicated to bringing discovery to the bedside, access to personalized cancer treatments and comprehensive patient support services – all delivered with unparalleled compassion. Baptist Health Cancer Care includes its state-of-the-art premier institutes, Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute and Baptist Health Lynn Cancer Institute, with renowned subspecialized surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, and highly advanced technologies available to treat every common and rare cancer.

Baptist Health Cancer Care is part of Baptist Health, based in South Florida, providing care through a network of 12 hospitals as well as more than 150 outpatient facilities and physician practices, welcoming more than 1.5 million patients from around the world each year. Baptist Health Cancer Care is also Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, an alliance based on common standards of care and many shared clinical trials.

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