Sign-up: Beyond The Pink Ribbon

New Frontiers In Screening, Treating and Preventing Cancer

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 21, for a community forum on the latest inroads and challenges in breast cancer detection and treatment, while showing your support for in-depth journalism on women’s health.

The Connecticut Health I-Team, a non-profit news organization, in collaboration with The Breast Center – Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, is bringing together some of the leading voices in breast cancer research for a lively, straightforward discussion, open to the public.

Event Information:

Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Lite bites and wine starting at 5:30 p.m. Panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

Gateway Community College, Community Room, 20 Church St., New Haven. (enter at George and Church streets.)

FREE parking in the Temple Street Garage.

Tickets: $20
Student rate: $10

50 % of ticket sales donated to The Breast Center – Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. The remainder to benefit C-HIT’s investigative health journalism.

Registration at the door. Payment by cash or check.



U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro, first elected to Congress in 1990, is an ovarian cancer survivor.

Rosa has sponsored numerous bills to fund biomedical research, cancer screenings and to improve women’s health policies.


Dr. Anees Chagpar, director of The Breast Center – Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-
New Haven.

She built the first nationally accredited Breast Center in Kentucky at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and led the effort for Yale to become the first NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Northeast to have a nationally accredited breast center.


Dr. Regina Hooley, a radiologist and researcher at the Yale Cancer Center who specializes in ultrasound screening, mammography and breast density.


Dr. Kristen Zarfos, a renowned surgeon and women’s health specialist at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She led a successful grassroots campaign to ban “drive-through” mastectomies in Connecticut.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this event and C-HIT’s in-depth health journalism.


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Thank you to our donors:
Connecticut Community Care, Inc.
Connecticut State Medical Society
Fischer & Fischer, LLC
Our media supporters:
Hartford Courant
New Haven Register
This event is supported with a grant from Koopman Share of the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.