Experts will meet at a breast cancer symposium at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines tomorrow (Wednesday).

Kara Urlis of Mercy's Katzmann Breast Cancer Center says mortality rates have been improving, because of early detection.

She also notes in 80-percent of breast cancer patients, there was no sign of the disease in family history.

The event is open to health care professionals and the general public- registration- at the door.