Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

VCU Presidential Symposium on Cancer

Tackling Tough Cancers

November 1, 2014: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center
1201 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298
Admission: $55 for clinicians seeking continuing education credits, free for non-credit-seeking participants. Lunch and parking included
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Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., and VCU Massey Cancer Center are pleased to present the Symposium on Cancer, Tackling Tough Cancers. This event will bring together cancer care providers from across the state to engage in dialogue about how to care for patients with some of the most difficult-to-treat cancers. Experts from VCU Massey Cancer Center will share the advances in and best practices for treating these cancers, and will discuss the coordinated, team approach needed to continue moving forward.

The symposium will feature keynote addresses from leading oncologists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. David Ryan, M.D., chief of hematology and oncology and clinical director at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will present on pancreatic cancer and Richard Stone, M.D., director of the Adult Leukemia Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will present on acute myeloid leukemia.

The symposium will include two sessions:

  • Tackling solid tumors: This morning session will cover cutting-edge approaches to caring for patients with some of the most aggressive solid tumors, such as pancreatic cancer, metastatic melanoma, challenging colorectal cancers and glioblastoma multiforme.
  • Tackling hematologic malignancies: This afternoon session will focus on managing cancers of the blood, including acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, amyloidosis, mantle cell lymphoma and double-hit B-cell lymphoma.

In addition to the morning and afternoon sessions, participants will also have the opportunity during the lunch break to engage with experts from VCU Massey Cancer Center in small round-table discussions on a variety of timely topics in cancer care.

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