Breast Cancer Symposium draws doctors from across the world

By WEEK Producer

September 26, 2013 Updated Sep 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Doctors from across the world have come to Peoria to discuss the future of breast cancer treatment and prevention.

They are here for the 6th annual Breast Cancer Symposium. More than 200 health care professionals are expected to attend this year.

The goal of the symposium is to educate attendees about what is new in breast cancer treatment and prevention.

Talks also revolve around how breast cancer will be treated in the future.

"We also talked about nanotechnology and bringing both diagnosis and treatment down to minimal levels with very small particles and the future of treatment is going to be very different in 10 to 15 years,” said Dr. Denise Mammolito, event co-chair.

The symposium is being held at the Peoria Civic Center and is being hosted by the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) and the Memorial Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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