Chemotherapy/Hormonal Therapy is Focus for UMC’s Breast Health Lecture

About one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and New Orleans has one of the highest breast cancer death rates in the state, according to the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program. The Cancer Center at University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans is helping to shed light on this disease by offering a series of bi-monthly lunch lectures featuring experts in breast health.

The next lunch lecture, ‘Do I Need Chemotherapy and/or Hormonal Therapy?’, will be held Feb. 8 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the UMC New Orleans Conference Center, Room J. Agustin Garcia, MD, section chief and professor of medicine in hematology and oncology for LSU Health New Orleans and an oncologist at UMC, will discuss the indications for medical treatment for breast cancer, as well as their risks and benefits. Lunch will be provided and a Q&A session will follow. Parking is available in the garage at 2001 Tulane Avenue.

The Lunch Lecture Series on Breast Health, launched in 2016, provides a wide variety of educational topics across many aspects of breast health and the latest treatment options for breast cancer throughout the year. The lectures are free and open to the community, patients, hospital staff and faculty.

To RSVP and for a full schedule of upcoming breast health lectures, please visit For more information on the Cancer Center at UMC New Orleans, visit