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SSU offers 'Breast Cancer in Virtual Reality' event
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In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Savannah State University’s Visual Immersive Tangible Applications Learning (VITAL) Research Lab is hosting “Breast Cancer in Virtual Reality” Thursday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The event will be held at 3219 College Street in Hubert Building D, third floor, Room 444, and is free and open to the public. In addition, St. Joseph’s/Candler Mobile Mammography Unit will be on campus in the Payne Hall parking area during this time to offer 3D mammograms to women ages 45 and older. Those interested in scheduling a mammogram should call St. Joseph’s/Candler Mobile Mammography at 912-819-6140 to inquire about eligibility and request an appointment.
“According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women,” said Mykela Zumbrum, VITAL research lab technician. “The average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13 percent. Therefore, awareness surrounding breast cancer is essential.”

There will be six 45-minute virtual reality sessions and spots are limited. Participants will view how breast cancer alters surrounding tissue in virtual reality, and experience in real-time how the lymph nodes, surrounding muscle, and fat tissues are affected. To schedule a session, select Oct. 21 on the provided calendar and choose a preferred time slot by visiting

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