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Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Advances Toward the Cure and Prevention of Breast Cancer
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs, Larry Norton, MD, for a comprehensive discussion of breast cancer — biology, prevention, diagnosis, prognostication, management, and adjustment to life after treatment.
  2. Thursday, April 19, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Understanding Pancreatic Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians William R. Jarnagin, MD, Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD, and Mark A. Schattner, MD as they discuss up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for pancreatic cancer.
  3. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    MSKCC Experts Discuss the Latest Advances in the Treatment and Cure of Skin Cancers in the 21st Century
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD, Paul B. Chapman, MD, and Kishwer S. Nehal, MD as they discuss the latest information on screening and treatment of skin cancer. Information presented in this lecture will focus on prevention, screening, and treatment of melanoma (including surgical and medical oncology options) and non-melanoma skin cancers.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to juniors who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.