Dr. Borgen, Chair of Maimonides’ Department of Surgery, will chair the 40th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference

The conference is typically attended by over 1,000 of the nation’s leading cancer specialists and surgeons

MIAMI, FL – Today, Dr. Patrick Borgen of Maimonides Medical Center helped kick off the 40th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference, which runs from March 2 – 5. Hosted at the Fontainbleau Miami Beach, the conference brings together the country’s top surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as geneticists, pathologists, radiologists, and supportive care specialists over four jampacked days of seminars.

Celebrating his 10th year as conference Chair, Dr. Patrick Borgen has worked to bring new and innovative breast cancer treatments to his own patients at Maimonides, in addition to hospitals and providers across the country. For the last decade, he’s gathered thousands of the nation’s top physicians and researchers for conversations around treatment, research, and best practices for care providers at the Miami Breast Cancer Conference.

“As the Chair of our Department of Surgery, and as the head of the Maimonides Breast Center and Maimonides Cancer Center, Dr. Borgen works tirelessly to deliver top tier care for our patients,” said Ken Gibbs, President and CEO, Maimonides Health. “His role as Chair of the Miami Breast Cancer Conference allows him to bring expert physicians and researchers together to share the best and newest developments in cancer care and implement those strategies at home in Brooklyn. We congratulate him on a successful 10-year run as Conference Chair, and we applaud him for his unwavering dedication to staying on top of the newest innovations in the care and treatment of our patients and Breast cancer survivors across the nation.”

“It’s a true honor and a privilege to serve as Chair of the Miami Breast Cancer Conference for the 10th year in a row,” said Dr. Patrick Borgen. “Not only am I able to learn from some of the nation’s leading experts and bring those teachings back to my own practice at Maimonides, but I’m able to facilitate the education and exchange of new research, studies, and methods to cancer care providers from across the country, improving the quality of care for all patients and survivors. Now in its 40th year, the Miami Breast Cancer Conference is an incredible opportunity for providers to learn and implement innovative new treatments into their own practices.”

A few of this year’s top learning objectives include:

  • Implementing genomic and molecular information from validated assays as appropriate to tailor treatment planning for individual patients with breast cancer.
  • Integrating evidence-based surgical and radiation approaches into multidisciplinary treatment plans to individualize care and optimize outcomes for patients with breast cancer.
  • Individualizing systemic therapy for patients with early-stage or advanced/metastatic breast cancer based on emerging data from clinical trials and evolving expert guidelines.
  • Discussing ongoing clinical trial opportunities with novel agents or strategies that may expand treatment options for patients with breast cancer.
  • Incorporating strategies for the prevention, mitigation, and management of treatment-related adverse events for patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Maimonides Cancer Center is recognized for excellence and is the first fully accredited cancer center in Brooklyn. Maimonides’ comprehensive center is home to New York’s top cancer specialists, with a fully accredited Breast Center, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and Prostate Center offering latest minimally invasive approaches such as HIFU. Maimonides patients receive personalized treatment plans from experts who use the most innovative treatment therapies and provide access to clinical trials that advance cancer research and outcomes.

To learn more about the Miami Breast Cancer Conference, please click here.

To learn more about cancer care at Maimonides, please click here.



 About Maimonides Health

Maimonides Health is Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, serving over 250,000 patients each year through the system’s 3 hospitals, 1800 physicians and more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest independent teaching hospitals and home to centers of excellence in numerous specialties; Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (formerly New York Community Hospital), a 130 bed adult medical-surgical hospital; and Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and only pediatric trauma center.  Maimonides’ clinical programs rank among the best in the country for patient outcomes, including its Heart and Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Bone and Joint Center, and Cancer Center.  Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health and a major clinical training site for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. For additional information, please visit www.maimo.org.

About Maimonides Breast Center

The Maimonides Breast Center and The Erminia Rivera Breast Imaging Center of Excellence are among an elite number of centers nationwide to earn full accreditation for meeting the highest standards for breast disease care. They were the first in the borough of Brooklyn to make breast cancer screenings, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and a full array of support services for patients and their families available all under one roof. The Breast Center is led by Dr. Patrick Borgen and a team of exceptionally skilled and dedicated physicians and staff. It is housed in the beautiful Gilbert Rivera Pavilion, a state-of-the-art facility reinforcing the spirit of hope and healing and ensuring the finest patient experience. The Breast Center is part of Maimonides Medical Center, a 711-bed non-profit tertiary care provider in Brooklyn, New York that continues to grow and adapt to the needs of Brooklyn’s patients and families. The Medical Center is an affiliate of Northwell Health. For additional information about the nationally recognized clinical services at Maimonides Medical Center, please visit www.maimonidesmed.org.

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