2002 Cancer Symposium: "Controversies in Cancer Care"

Last Modified: August 4, 2002

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Conference Dates: October 1, 2002
Conference Location: Newark, Delaware, USA


Sponsoring Group: Medical Society of Delaware and Christiana Care Health System

Topics Covered:

  • Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons
  • Controversy Surrounding Screening Mammography
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment: Radical Prostatectomy, Radiation and Watchful Waiting
  • Colorectal Cancer: Medicinal and Nutritional Prevention Strategies

Conference Objectives:

  1. Discuss pro and con aspects of screening for lung cancer;
  2. Discuss current controversies related to mammography screening;
  3. Describe new technologies used for the diagnosis of breast cancer;
  4. Discuss pro and con aspects of prostate cancer treatment, including radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy and watchful waiting; and
  5. Describe current medicinal and nutritional strategies for the prevention of colorectal cancer.

Who Should Attend: Physicians, nurses and other interested health care professionals.

Conference Agenda:

  • 7:15-7:45 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
  • 7:45-8:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks
  • 8:00-8:55 a.m. Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons
  • 9:00-9:45 a.m. Controversy Surrounding Screening Mammography
  • 9:45-10:15 a.m. Break and Exhibits
  • 10:25-11:40 a.m. Prostate Cancer Treatment: Radical Prostatectomy, Radiation and Watchful Waiting
  • 11:45-12:30 p.m. Colorectal Cancer: Medicinal and Nutritional Prevention Strategies
  • 12:30 pm. Closing and Evaluation, Lunch (Provided) and Exhibits

Registration Information: For more information, call Christiana Care Health System Cancer Outreach Program at (302) 765-4161.

Conference Fees: $30 for Christiana Care Health System Medical-Dental staff and employees, $50 for all others

Continuing Education: Yes

Miscellany: Conference faculty include: Peter C. Albertsen, M.D.,MS; Gerold Bepler, M.D.,Ph.D.; Leonard G. Gomella, M.D.; Claudia I. Henschke, Ph.D.,M.D.; Alan Pollack, M.D.,Ph.D.; Steven M. Teutsch, M.D.,MPH; and Thomas K. Weber, M.D.,FACS. 4.0 CME credits and 4.7 nursing contact hours will be available. Conference fee includes continuing education credits, program materials, and food/beverages. Free on-site parking.



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