Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Baptist Plans `Oklahoma Country Evening'

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Baptist Plans `Oklahoma Country Evening'

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So often, after a benefit, the amount of money raised may be announced but seldom do you hear how that money was spent. The ladies who have been staging the fashion shows to benefit the University of Oklahoma Institute for Breast Health are more than happy to reveal where their money has gone.

Last year the fashion show provided funds to launch a comprehensive research program. Dr. Alan Hollingsworth, medical director of the institute, initiated a study at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation to test a new drug, leuprolide, that promises to be more effective than tamoxifen for the prevention of breast cancer in premenopausal women. Dr. Larry DeBault, in the Department of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, has first access to a new computerized microscope that shows an image analysis of breast tissue. The microscope is one of only a few in the country. Dr. David Brigati has developed a tissue fixative which provides a more superior microscopic analysis of tissue than standard formalin. The new fixative for breast biopsies will allow more accurate study of molecular biology. A study of pure antiestrogen in tamoxifen resistant tumors is being conducted.

And those are just a few of the projects.

The next fashion show benefiting the Breast Health Institute will be Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel. The luncheon will feature a premiere showing of Oscar de la Renta's fall fashion collection with commentary by his special envoy, Monica Meade. The fashions are being shown through the courtesy of Balliet's, which will donate to the institute a percentage of the purchase price of any de la Renta item sold that day.

Tickets are $50 and up. Cochairing the luncheon showing are Mrs. J. Edward Barth, Mrs. Robert Johnson and Mrs. Tom McDaniel. . . When Leadership Oklahoma City held its Paragon Awards luncheon, three alumni members were honored with awards and members of Leadership Class 11 received their eagles, symbolizing their completion of the nine-month study program. …

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