Education Lecture Series

In spite of great medical strides towards diagnosis, prevention and treatment of breast cancer, there is a great deal of fear and ignorance around the topic that impedes early detection, treatment, recovery and long-term healing.

The BCRC Educational Lecture Series is a core service program that is intended to educate the community about the importance of breast health, early detection, treatment and understanding overall breast health.

Many lectures are accredited.  Recorded lectures are available at the BCRC Library. Simultaneous English/Spanish translations is provided during each lecture.

We welcome new ideas and topic suggestions. Please contact us with your ideas or topics and contacts (speakers) for future lectures.

BCRC Lecture Series presents:

JUNE 22, 2017:  "New Perspective on Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer".  Dr. Fred Kass, Oncologist specializing in breast cancer at Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and Sansum Clinic, will discuss relative new options for hormonal treatment as well as laboratory tests that predict the effectiveness of treatment.  The lecture will be held at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93105.  The lecture is open to the public at no cost.


Past Lectures:  DVD on file at BCRC library.

"Preserving Your Fertility for the Future".  Dr. Daniel Rychlik of Southern California Reproductive Center, founded by Dr. Mark Surrey, will speak about factors that can affect one's ability to reproduce, including a cancer diagnosis. Dr. Rychlik is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist, specializing in male and female fertility preservation. The lecture will address fertility, preservation and treatment options that include all aspects of egg, embryo, ovarian tissue and sperm freezing. March 30, 2017.

Dr. Darin Bunch, DAOM, L.Ac., and Dr. Heidi Lucas, ND, FABNO,: "Integrative and Complementary Approaches to Strengthen the Immune System to Support Post-Cancer Treatment Recovery. June 16, 2016

Dr. Julie Taguchi, Oncologist, Sansum Clinic: Understanding The Hormonal Treatment and Impact in Women with Estrogren Positive Breast Cancer. March 17, 2016.

Dr. Fred Kass, of Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic: New Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies in Breast Cancer.  Oct. 22, 2015.


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