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Coming up on Connections: Friday, October 11

First hour: Candidates for Rochester City Council, East District

Second hour: An update on breast cancer research, screenings, and treatment

We continue our series of interviews with candidates on the ballot next month. Today, we sit down with the two contenders for the Rochester City Council's East District seat.

  • Mary Lupien, Democratic candidate for Rochester City Council’s East District
  • Dave Sutliff-Atias, Green Party candidate for Rochester City Council’s East District

What have we learned from celebrities who have been outspoken about their choices about battling breast cancer? Dr. Avice O’Connell recently spoke on the impact on the wider culture when breast care become a subject for the tabloids. We talk about that, and we’ll discuss the range of issues related to breast care, screening, and more.

  • Dr. Avice O’Connell, M.D., section chief of breast imaging, and professor in the Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Dr. Michelle Shayne, M.D., associate professor in hematology and oncology, and director of the Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Pat Battaglia, associate program director for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
  • Kim Provenzano, nurse practitioner at the Rochester Regional Health’s Lipson Cancer Institute
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

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