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Medicine in Our Backyard

Update on breast cancer screening and treatment

NBPL Foundation, in partnership with UC Irvine Health, presents Medicine in Our Backyard, a series of lectures featuring internationally known UC Irvine Health physicians who will discuss research and cutting edge technology in their various fields of expertise.

Speaker(s): Freddie Combs, MD and Erin Lin, DO
Title: Update on breast cancer screening and treatment

Dr. Erin H. Lin is a board-certified surgical oncologist who specializes in breast health promotion and breast surgical treatment.

Lin has expertise in both benign and malignant tumor lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, using techniques that minimize scarring and preserve skin and nipples. She is also skilled in intraoperative radiation therapy and image-guided minimal invasive biopsy.

Dr. Freddie J. Combs is a UC Irvine Health board-certified radiologist who specializes in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

Combs' clinical interests include high-risk screening, diagnostic procedures and breast density assessment. He has done research with the UC Irvine Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, measuring breast tissue using diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging. He also is involved in research to improve techniques for localizing breast cancers prior to surgery.


  • 6:30pm doors open
  • 7:00–8:30pm lecture, Q&A
  • 949.717.3890
  • Newport Beach Central Library
  • No charge to attend
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