Public invited to learn more about the latest breast cancer techniques and treatment

April 17, 2019

UCI Health invites the public to learn more about the most up-to-date breast cancer screening and treatment options. The free one-hour lecture will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, April 22, at the Newport Beach Central Library.

Dr. Erin Lin, assistant professor of surgery with the UCI School of Medicine, will discuss new surgical techniques to minimize scarring and preserve skin as a result of mastectomy procedures. Lin will also discuss radiation therapy, image-guided minimally invasive biopsies as well as both benign and malignant tumor lumpectomies. 


Also presenting at the lecture, will be Dr. Freddie Combs, director of breast imaging at the Pacific Breast Care Center in Costa Mesa. Combs will present on high risk screening, as well as diagnostic procedures and breast density assessments. He will also discuss his research to improve techniques for localizing breast cancers prior to surgery. 

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.

The Newport Beach Central Library is located at 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660.

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