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Comprehensive Breast Care Center to Host Fifth Annual Breast Health Day

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Comprehensive Breast Care Center to Host Fifth Annual Breast Health Day

Free educational event at Wilmot Cancer Center to highlight risk factors for women

The Comprehensive Breast Care Center at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center will be holding its fifth annual Breast Health Day, a free educational event for the community. The session takes place Saturday, October 15, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Wilmot Cancer Center. There is no registration fee, and free parking and brunch are also included.

Breast Health Day falls in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness month and offers participants the opportunity to get valuable information about breast cancer, including genetic and non-genetic risk factors. Kristin Skinner, M.D., Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Breast Cancer Program at the Wilmot Cancer Center and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center will offer a presentation on Non-Genetic Risk Factors in Breast Cancer. Her research has been funded by the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Lauren Smith, C.S.G., a certified genetic counselor at URMC’s department of Genetics, will then address the topic of Genetic Risk Factors in Cancer. Individuals who have an inherited susceptibility often develop cancer at a younger age than others and therefore surveillance should start earlier than is customary.

Community resources for breast cancer patients and their families will also be highlighted, and the day will conclude with optional tours of the Wilmot Cancer Center.  

Those wishing to attend Breast Health Day can register by calling (585) 275-BRST (2778).


Kristin Skinner, M.D.

Kristin Skinner, M.D.

Kristin A. Skinner, M.D. Bio.
Contact Information
University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave., Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642
Appointment: (585) 276-4501

> Patient Care Bio
Dr. Kristin Skinner earned a B.S. degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester and received her M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University. She completed her training in general surgery and fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She then spent several years on the faculty at the University of Southern California, before going to NYU in 2003 as the Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer.

Dr. Skinner is actively involved in clinical and translational research evaluating biologic markers of breast cancer risk, possible molecular diagnostic markers in breast cancer, the application of intraductal approaches to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the potential for less invasive forms of treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast.

She has received funding from the American Cancer Society, the NIH, the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, and the Susan G.
Komen Foundation.

Dr. Skinner is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of over twenty professional societies including the Association of Academic Surgeons, Society of University Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology

> Awards & Honors
America’s Top Doctors for Cancer | Castle Connolly 2007 – Present
Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Junior Faculty Research Award, 2001 2001
Jeanine Chalabian, M.D., Most Dedicated to Teaching Award | University of Southern California, Department of Surgery 2000 – 2001
USC Department of Surgery Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year 1999 – 2000
Jeanine Chalabian, M.D., Most Dedicated to Teaching Award – University of Southern California, Department of Surgery 1998 – 1999
NIH Training in Collaborative Clinical Oncology Research Grant 1996 – 1997
Phi Beta Kappa, Iota Chapter, New York 1984 1984

> Current Appointments
Associate Professor – Department of Surgery, Oncology (SMD) – Primary 

> Specialties
Surgery – American Board of Surgery 

> Education
MD | Medicine | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine 1988
BS | Biological Science | University of Rochester 1984
General Surgery | Residency | University of California Attended 1989 – 1995
General Surgery | Internship | University of California Attended 1989 – 1995
Fellowship | Surgical Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, California Attended 1990 – 1992

> Post-Doctoral Training & Residency
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at UCLA School of Medicine 07/01/1990 – 06/01/1992
Residency in Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine 07/01/1989 – 06/01/1995
Internship in Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine 06/01/1988 – 06/01/1989


*  The above story is adapted from materials provided by University of Rochester Medical Center 

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