Experts engage at LI Metastatic Breast Cancer event

Full scan: Northwell Health breast-imaging chief Nina Vincoff takes a closer look.

A gathering of top Long Island oncologists and other expert physicians will discuss the latest advances in the war against breast cancer this week at the Zucker School of Medicine.

Northwell Health and the Susan G. Komen Greater New York City organization are joining with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell to present the inaugural Long Island Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference, a daylong symposium slated for Saturday on Hofstra University’s Hempstead campus.

The conference will focus on new research, treatments, clinical trials and rehabilitation protocols, plus survivor stories from across the wide-ranging metastatic breast cancer battlefield.

Komen Greater New York City CEO Linda McNeil Tantawi is expected to deliver opening remarks, while Antoinette Truglio Martin – author of “Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage and Cancer” – is scheduled to deliver the conference keynote.

A number of Northwell Health Cancer Institute researchers are also expected to attend the free public forum, including Jane Carleton, the institute’s associate chief of clinical affairs; James D’Olimpio, director of Supportive/Palliative Oncology at North Shore University Hospital; Long Island Jewish Medical Center oncology chief George Raptis; and Kit Cheng, a medical oncologist and associate director of the NHCI’s Fellowship Program.

The Long Island Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference opens at 9 a.m. Saturday at 500 Hofstra Blvd. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information right here.