Experts talk about risk, treatment, and prevention of lung cancer at free conference Friday, April 26, at UT Health Northeast

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States. And lung cancer rates are higher in East Texas than anywhere else in the state.

Learn what you can do to lower your risks for lung cancer and hear about the latest treatments at “Lung Cancer 2013,” a free conference from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, in the Biomedical Research Auditorium on the campus of UT Health Northeast, located at the intersection of U.S. 271 and Texas 155.

Six medical professionals will talk about lung cancer trends here and nationwide, what you can do if you’re diagnosed with lung cancer, and new lung cancer treatments that are being developed. Topics of the sessions and their presenters are:
  • “Understanding Lung Cancer: Setting the Stage,” Tim Ochran, MS, board certified medical physicist
  • “Lung Cancer: Are You or Someone You Know at Risk?” Julie Philley, MD, pulmonologist (above at left)
  • “Facing a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer,” Bill Hyman, MD, medical oncologist
  • “Cancer Treatment: The Powerful Weapons in the War on Cancer,” Lewis Smith, MD, radiation oncologist (at right)
  • “Lung Cancer and Stacking the Deck in Your Favor,” Hitesh Singh, MD, medical oncologist
  • “The Future of the Cancer Care Puzzle: How Will the Pieces Fit?” Edward Sauter, MD, Ph.D, nationally known cancer expert specializing in prevention (at left).
The lung cancer conference is free, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Lunch is provided.

For reservations, call (903) 877-7147.

For more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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