Breast Cancer - The Problem

  • Approximately 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Annually, greater than 180,000 women develop breast cancer in the United States.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.
  • There is no cure for advanced breast cancer.
  • The major hope for decreasing breast cancer mortality is through early detection breast self-examination (BSE), clinical examinations, and mammography.


Targeting Community Pharmacists as Advocates for Breast Cancer Awareness.
This program is open to all pharmacists.

Program Objectives
After completion of this one hour seminar, the participant should be able to:
1. State the incidence of breast cancer among different age groups of women.
2. State the current screening guidelines of the American Cancer Society.
3. Describe the risk factors for breast cancer.
4. Discuss the role of pharmacist in breast cancer awareness.

For instructions and access to the course, please review the Presentations page.

This program is available until December 31, 2004.

Continuing Education Credit
1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU) will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Completion of this course requires you to complete a post course test and achieve a grade of 70% or better. The evaluation and post-test are available here. Print a copy of your test (from the File menu, choose Print before hitting the submit button for exam) and a copy of your evaluation to mail with your registration form.
Statements of credit will be mailed once the evaluation form and test have been received and graded.

Program Faculty
Jan Hastings, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
UAMS College of Pharmacy
Little Rock, Arkansas
Jeanie Monzingo, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
UAMS College of Pharmacy
Little Rock, Arkansas

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy is accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education as a provider of Continuing Pharmaceutical Education. 

Rx for Breast Cancer is a program of the UAMS College of Pharmacy and is supported by a grant from the Arkansas Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Sources of Information
American Cancer Society, 1-800-ACS-2345
Arkansas Chapter, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1-501-202-4009
Ottenheimer Cancer Education Center, 1-501-686-5578