Biomarker Testing in Breast Cancer: What does it mean for you?

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Join us on for our next lecture as part of our Be Informed Lecture Series.

Our guest speaker:

Yelda Nouri, MD
Attending Physician
Medical Oncology/Hematology
New York Cancer and Blood Specialists

Monday, July 22, 2024
9:30 am Zoom. Registration is required.

Please join us for this virtual session. This session covers:

  • How does biomarker testing affect decision making when you are diagnosed with breast cancer?
  • What is a genomic assay? How does it help me or my oncologist?
  • What are the types of genomic assays on the market? Mammoprint? Oncotype? Blueprint?
  • How does an Oncotype impact my treatment plan?
  • What is the significance of ER/PR/HER2 on treatment?
  • What is Luminal B breast cancer? What is Luminal A breast cancer?
  • What is low risk/ high risk/ultra? What advances in treatment that offer hope for high risk?
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Dr. Nouri is a breast medical oncologist who has been in practice for 10 years. She has been working at New York Cancer and Blood Specialists since graduating from her hematology-oncology fellowship at Stony Brook in 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Nouri completed her residency in internal medicine at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Nouri specializes in breast oncology and sees patients with various breast needs ranging from breast atypia, invasive cancer and metastatic breast cancer. She is the OneOncology Breast Pathways Chairperson, a national platform for independent oncology practices, and she speaks to various organizations and practices regarding the management of breast cancer. She sits on the tumor boards of various institutions including Mather Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. She is the lead medical oncologist for the Fortunato Breast Center located in Port Jefferson, NY. She works in collaboration with leading breast surgeons, breast radiologists, and breast centers in an effort to provide cutting edge care to her patient populations. She is active in enrolling and recruiting patients for clinical trials.

In her free time, Dr. Nouri enjoys spending time with her daughter, Luciana, and her husband Jason. She is an avid gardener who loves working out and devoting her time to give back to the breast community. She hopes to continue to empower all who have been touched by breast cancer.

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