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Lung Cancer Health Symposium

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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

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