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August 13, 2003

"Life After Breast Cancer" - Abramson Cancer Center's Annual Conference for Survivors Takes Place, September 13

Latina singer-songwriter and cancer survivor Soraya is this year's special guest

(Philadelphia, PA) - The following is a public service announcement from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Attention from editors is greatly appreciated by breast cancer survivors and their families in the Philadelphia region who benefit from the following community event. [30 seconds] - PSA

"Life After Breast Cancer" - a major regional conference for breast cancer survivors and their loved ones, is now in its 12th year. Hosted by the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and held at the Adams Mark Hotel, in Philadelphia, on Saturday, September 13, this year's event focuses on the role played by genetics and environment in the development of breast cancer. More than 15 speakers and workshops are scheduled to present the latest in breast cancer research, treatment and patient care. Special guests include: internationally acclaimed, Latina singer-songwriter Soraya, herself a breast cancer survivor at the age of 31. For more information about "Life After Breast Cancer," or to register, please call: 1-800-789-PENN(7366) or 215-662-6480. Forms are also available on-line at: www.oncolink.com/conference/labc/2003.

About Soraya - Singer-songwriter, Breast Cancer Survivor

Award-winning, Latina singer-songwriter Soraya has had her share of personal tragedy: losing her grandmother, maternal aunt and mother to breast cancer; and, at the relatively young age of 31, facing her own diagnosis with the disease. Though the past two years have been filled with aggressive cancer treatment, Soraya's love of music and her supporters have kept her strong. Her mission is to educate women about breast cancer, and inspire them to take control of their breast health. Soraya has filmed a music video and recorded an exclusive, bilingual CD featuring her survivor-inspired song "No One Else." More information about Soraya is available on-line at: www.soraya.com

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Release available online at http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/august03/breastcancer.htm