Webinar: Advances in Breast Cancer + Cooking for Wellness-June 9, 2021

Presented in partnership with NewYork – Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.

The first part of this webinar is a presentation by Dr. Stacy Ugras on “Advances in Breast Cancer.” Dr. Ugras, a breast surgical oncologist, discusses the latest news and research pertaining to breast cancer diagnosis and treatments, as well as risk-assessment for high risk individuals and families.

After Dr. Ugras’s presentation, Chef Emilie Berner focuses on cooking techniques and nutritional strategies that can help manage fatigue often experienced by both patients and caregivers. During a live cooking demonstration, Chef Berner talks about foods that provide energy; the role of protein and fluids for managing fatigue; and how meal planning can be a useful tool.


Stacy K. Ugras MD, FACS: Dr. Ugras is a breast surgical oncologist with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is dedicated to the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases, performing all aspects of breast surgery and working to deliver the highest-quality breast care.

Dr. Ugras graduated Weill Cornell Medical College, then completed her residency in general surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During residency, she completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed her clinical fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Ugras is active in research and has been published in various medical journals. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Emilie Berner, MA: Ms Berner received her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Barnard College in New York City. Her passion for food led her to train at The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health Supportive & Culinary Arts. She later earned a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University.

In 2016 Berner joined the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, which is part of the Harvest for Health initiative at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. The larger program includes an organic garden, a farmer’s market and food service for patients and employees. The program’s goal is to teach people how to better manage their health through diet and lifestyle changes.

Audio and slides. Recorded on June 9, 2021.

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