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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bridgeport Hospital to hold Cancer College

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport Hospital will present free One-Day Cancer College on Sept. 25 at Trumbull Marriott, according to a statement.

Mount Everest climber and cancer survivor Alan Hobson, shown, is guest speaker.

Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute is the sponsor for its third annual One-Day Cancer College, Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane.

During the free event, Cancer Institute experts will provide information about the latest advances in cancer treatment and integrative therapies, the statement said.

Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Call toll free 1-888-357-2396.

In addition to Hobson, who will speak in the main ballroom during lunch, 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital experts will present 45-minute lectures on a number of cancer-related topics, the statement said.

The lectures will cover six different tracks: Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Gynecological Cancer, Thoracic Cancer and Mind, Body & Spirit.

Participants can stay in one track of attend lectures in two or three tracks.

Lectures and speakers in each track are:

Breast Cancer

9:45–10:30 a.m. – “New Options for Breast Reconstruction,” Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Dr. Harvey Bluestein

10:45–11:30 a.m. – “The Gene Factor,” Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center Senior Nurse Educator and Patient Navigator Sally Cascella

1:15–2:00 p.m. – “Recent Developments: Medical Management of Breast Cancer,” Medical Oncologist Dr. Neal Fischbach

Gastrointestinal Cancer

9:45–10:30 a.m. – “Is Colon Cancer Hereditary?” Gastroenterologist Dr. Darlene Negbenebor, 10:45–11:30 a.m. – “Zapping Pre-Cancerous Cells: Barrett’s Esophagus and Radiofrequency Ablation” Gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Bedford

1:15–2:00 p.m. – “New Surgical Options for Colon Cancer,” Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute Co-Medical Director and Colon & Rectal Surgeon Dr. Scott Thornton

Genitourinary Cancer

9:45–10:30 a.m. – “GPS for the Prostate: Advances in Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer,” Radiation Oncologist Dr. Bruce McGibbon

10:45–11:30 a.m. – “Understanding Prostate Cancer,” Urologist Dr. Jeremy Kaufman

1:15–2:00 p.m. – “Advances in Kidney Cancer Treatment,” Urologist Dr. Milton Armm

Gynecologic Cancer

9:45–10:30 a.m. – “Robot-Assisted Surgery for Gynecologic Cancer,” Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Dan-Arin Silasi

10:45–11:30 a.m. – “Radiation Treatment for Gynecologic Cancers,” Chief of Radiation Medicine Dr. Sheida Mani

1:15–2:00 p.m. – “Diagnosis and Treatment for Endometrial Cancer,” Chief of Gynecologic Oncology Dr. Masoud Azodi

Thoracic Cancer

9:45–10:30 a.m. – “Surgical Advances in Lung Cancer,” Thoracic & Vascular Surgeon Dr. James Lettera

10:45–11:30 a.m. – “Palliative Care for Cancer Patients,” Chief of Geriatric Medicine Dr. Beata Skudlarska

1:15–2:00 p.m. – “Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment,” Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute Co-Medical Director and Medical Oncologist Dr. Robert Folman

Mind, Body & Sprit

9:45–10:30 a.m. – “Caring for the Caregiver,” Chairman of Psychiatry Dr. Charles Morgan

10:45–11:30 a.m. – “Reiki for Stress Management,” Respiratory Therapist Gretchen May-Fendo

1:15–2:00 p.m. – “What to Eat/What to Avoid During and After Cancer Treatment,” Registered Dietitians Lise Sanchez and Andrea Valenti

Editor's note: The information in this blog was submitted by Bridgeport Hospital.



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