Huntsman radiologist to speak in Jackson

JACKSON, WY — The bad news: breast cancer still affects more than 200,000 people every year, and roughly one in eight women will be affected at some point in her life.

The good news: the technology for detecting and treating breast cancer is constantly improving.

Huntsman Cancer Institute radiologist Phoebe Freer, MD, will give a presentation on advances in breast cancer imaging, including the latest screening guidelines and what additional testing should be done for women with increased risks.

Dr. Phoebe Freer, MD. (courtesy St. John’s Medical Center)

Join the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), St. John’s Medical Center (SJMC), and Jackson Hole Medical Imaging for an informative evening Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. at the Wort Hotel.

“The affiliation of St. John’s Medical Center with Huntsman Cancer Institute allows us to provide community and clinical education on important medical topics,” said SJMC communications officer Karen Connelly. “We are very pleased to bring Dr. Freer’s expertise in breast imaging to our community.”

Following Dr. Freer’s presentation, a panel of specialists will describe St. John’s team approach in the continuum of breast health services, from routine screening to diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. They will also explain the significance of the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence accreditation and the value of the ongoing affiliation between SJMC and HCI.

Dr. Freer serves as the Chief of the Breast Imaging section in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah Health. She previously served on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. A leading expert in breast imaging, Dr. Freer has written numerous scientific and educational publications and book chapters. She has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and has trained over 2,800 radiologists on the use of breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography). A strong advocate for breast cancer screening, she is a Breast Cancer Screening Leader with the American College of Radiology.

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