Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States for both men and women, will be the topic of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s annual Health Symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 6-9 pm at the Hospital.
The free program begins at 6 p.m. with a health expo that includes free screenings. A panel discussion on lung cancer featuring Mather Hospital experts follows from 7 to 9 pm. The discussion includes a question and answer period. A complimentary dinner is also included, and free valet parking is available at the main entrance. Space is limited. To register, please call 631-686-7878 or go to www.matherhospital.org/health.
The symposium is co-chaired by Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, Hematology/Oncology, and Daniel Baram, MD, Pulmonology, and consists of:
Introduction: Daniel Baram, MD, Pulmonology
Lung Cancer Screening: William Moore, MD, Radiology
Radiation Therapy & Lung Cancer 2012: Joseph Cirrone, MD, Radiation Oncology
New Advances in Bronchoscopy: Yuval Hiltzik, DO, Pulmonology
Surgical Management of Lung Cancer: Richard Dranitzke, MD, FACS, Surgery
Systemic Therapy for Lung Cancer: Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, Hematology/Oncology
Panelists for the program are:
Daniel Baram, MD, Pulmonology
Stanley Ostrow, MD, Hematology/Oncology
Martin Silverstein, MD, Radiation Oncology
Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, Hematology/Oncology
Sheppard Webb, MD, Thoracic Surgery