Prince William Chamber Continues Women’s Leadership Series 2014

Manassas, Virginia-The Prince William Chamber of Commerce hosted the second event in their Women’s Leadership Series on September 23, 2014 at Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar in the Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge. The luncheon is part of the Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Series which includes events throughout the year geared toward celebrating and cultivating the success of women in business. Now in its third year, the series is sponsored by QMT Windchimes.
The September luncheon sponsored by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, featured guest speakers Rebecca Zuurbier, MD and Negar Golesorkhi, MD. Together they covered the topic “Advances Being Made in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer,” an area in which they specialize.
Addressing a group of about 50 women in our business community, Drs. Zuurbier and Golesorkhi discussed the benefits of the new state of the art 3D Mammography at Sentara’s Lake Ridge location. Also known as Tomosynthesis Technology, it represents one of the most significant advances in breast cancer screening and prevention for all women in nearly 4 decades. At no additional charge to the patient, the 3D Mammogram creates 3 dimensional image slices achieving amazing details, improving sensitivity and finding more cancers. Studies at Sentara have shown the use of 3D mammography has decreased the number of recalls from 8% to less than 6% which has helped decrease the anxiety that comes along with those call back appointments.
Dr. Golesorkhi, a fellowship trained breast surgeon confirmed that breast cancer is the second most common cancer, skin cancer being the most common cancer diagnosis. “As we age our risk for developing breast cancer is slightly higher”-usually showing up in our fourth decade.” When asked if everyone should be tested for a hereditary cancer risk, Dr. Golesorkhi replied, “90-93% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a genetic predisposition to the disease.” She went on to say that “breast cancer symptoms can be ominous but can be very treatable when caught in early stages.”
In conclusion, Drs. Zuurbier and Golesorkhi reminded everyone to “practice a healthy lifestyle, visit your doctor regularly, have a mammogram once a year, examine yourself monthly and tell your doctor if you see something different, while reassuring the group that breast cancer has a 100% cure rate when caught early.”

Rebecca Zuurbier, MD
Dr. Zuurbier completed her medical training at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA and went onto residency and fellowship training in Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She followed with fellowship training in Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, also in Boston.
Dr. Zuurbier is a nationally known breast radiologist who sub specializes in mammography, ultrasound, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the breasts as well as core breast biopsies. She has held teaching appointments at Harvard Medical School and Georgetown Medical Schools. She has lectured both nationally and internationally, and is a member of multiple professional associations, including the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and the Society of Breast Imaging.
Dr. Zuurbier is a highly skilled physician who delivers effective, efficient, and compassionate care for patients.
Negar Golesorkhi
Negar Golesorkhi, MD
Dr. Negar Golesorkhi is a board certified fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist who specializes in benign and malignant breast diseases. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from George Mason University, and holds two Masters degrees: Molecular Biology from George Mason University and Human Anatomy from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Golesorkhi studied medicine at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. After completing a prestigious breast surgical oncology fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Dr. Golesorkhi began her private practice fully committing herself to the treatment of breast disease, and joined Sentara in 2013.
Continuing the series on November 24th at Bristow Manor Golf Club, the Chamber will host the “For the Girls” Networking Night Out and then finish up with the centerpiece of the series: The Prince William Chamber Women’s Leadership Conference, which will be held on February 12, 2015. Details about the Women’s Leadership Series sponsored by QMT Windchimes and more offerings by the Chamber can be found at
Registration is available online at or by calling 703-368-6600. Interested parties may also sign up for updates on the Women’s Leadership Series, including the February 12 Women’s Conference at
About the Prince William Chamber of Commerce:
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Together with our diverse membership, representing nearly 70,000 employees we work to create an environment where business and people thrive. To accomplish this, we focus our efforts in the key areas of business growth, economic development, advocacy, education and community outreach. In this way, we are building a solid foundation for the success of our business members and our community. For more information, visit our website at or call the Prince William Chamber at 703-368-6600.