Health & Happiness Evening Series

The purpose of the Health and Happiness Evening Series is to focus on outreach to a larger demographic in the San Diego area.

“Improving Benefits and Reducing Harms from Breast Cancer Screening: The WISDOM Trial” was held on June 26, 2018.  

In support of the WISDOM (Women Informed to Screen Depending On Measures of risk) trial, the event focused on informing the audience about current breast screening technologies, and the research currently being conducted to establish the guidelines based on personal history and genetics.  Hosting three renowned specialists in the areas of oncology, epidemiology and genetic testing, the objective was to inform the San Diego community about the latest research being conducted regarding breast cancer screening guidelines, their efficacy, and the steps required to provide women with accurate, personalized prevention processes that effectively diagnose and treat breast cancer on an individualized basis.  For an event summary and detailed information from the speakers, please visit


Andrea LaCroix, PhD - Professor and Chief of Epidemiology, Director, Women's Health Center of Excellence, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego


Barbara A Parker, MD - Breast Medical Oncologist, Senior Deputy Director of Cancer Medicine, Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Health's Moore’s Cancer Center


Lisa Madlensky, PhD - Director of the Family Cancer Genetics Program at Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego Health



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