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On February 15th FLASCO hosted a free “Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer” luncheon Patient Advocacy Program at the Capitol Building in Tallahassee. This educational program was for people who have this advanced type of cancer and their caregivers. The event featured speakers representing the Mayo Clinic Florida, Florida Cancer Specialists, Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center, and the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The speakers discussed the disease itself, treatment options, patient advocacy, caring for the caregiver, and patient assistance programs. A question-and-answer session followed the formal presentations.

Celeste Phillip, MD, MPH, Florida Surgeon General and Secretary Florida Department of Health, joined us on behalf of Governor Scott, to present the Governor’s Proclamation declaring February 2017 as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to read the Proclamation. We were pleased to also have Representative Lori Berman join the audience.

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and exhibitors. Thank you to our grant providers:Pfizer and Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, Meeting sponsor: NanoString Technologies, and Exhibitors: AstraZeneca and Insys.

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