VENTURA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 8, 2015, RevitaLash® Cosmetics and City of Hope, a leading cancer research and treatment center, held the second annual Gayle Brinkenhoff Breast Cancer Symposium. The purpose of the symposium was to support breast cancer research and educational initiatives, a cause that RevitaLash® Cosmetics has supported from its inception nine years ago. Following the success of last year's inaugural event, "The Gayle Brinkenhoff Symposium: Genomes, Damage and Repair in Breast Cancer," this year's symposium again brought together a community of respected research scientists and clinicians at the world-renowned City of Hope campus in Duarte, California. Participants communicated with each other on a myriad of breast cancer-related topics, including advanced breast cancer genetics, early detection and prevention strategies, new demographic and risk evaluation methods, innovative diagnostic and treatment modalities, recent advances in immunologic concepts, and potential future therapeutic regimes.
A committed supporter of philanthropic efforts related to breast cancer research and education, founder and CEO of RevitaLash® Cosmetics, Michael Brinkenhoff, M.D., introduced the symposium. "It is my sincere hope that bringing together outstanding scientists and physicians will help shed light on this complex disease. My family's greatest hope is that this symposium will be a valuable tool to better understand and treat this disease, and will serve as a memorial to someone who exemplified courage, compassion and grace throughout her life." Gayle Brinkenhoff, co-founder of RevitaLash® Cosmetics, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 32. At last year's symposium, Dr. Brinkenhoff announced that RevitaLash® Cosmetics was committed to continuing this series of symposia at City of Hope for several years to come.
"This year's symposium was both synergistic and energizing. Scientists and clinicians representing multiple disciplines came together to speak on leading-edge research and ideas for preventing, detecting and treating breast cancer," said Linda Malkas, Ph.D., deputy director for research at City of Hope and the M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professor in Molecular Oncology. "I came away from the symposium marveling at how differently we think about breast cancer today when compared to how we thought of it 20 years ago. The concepts and technology now being brought to bear on the disease are rapidly moving the field. For me, participating in this symposium is like watching breast cancer research and management movement in real-time."
About RevitaLash® Cosmetics
Manufactured by Athena Cosmetics, Inc., the RevitaLash® Cosmetics brand is a pioneer and worldwide leader in developing advanced lash, brow and hair beautification products. Established in 2006, the family of products which includes RevitaLash® Advanced Eyelash Conditioner, RevitaBrow® Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner, Volumizing Mascara, Volumizing Primer, Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel and the ReGenesis® Collection for Fine and Thinning Hair can be found in over 10,000 physician's offices, premium spas, salons, and specialty retailers across the country and in over 40 countries worldwide. A devout supporter of non-profit breast cancer initiatives, Athena Cosmetics proudly donates a portion of sales proceeds to research and education initiatives, giving back to the community from which it was born. For information about the product line, visit www.revitalash.com. [RevitaLash Advanced is not available in California.]
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope's main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics in southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org or follow City of Hope on facebook, twitter, youtube or flickr.
SOURCE Athena Cosmetics, Inc.