The Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center in Needham will host an event to educate the community about the latest advancements in cancer care and research. “Conversations on Cancer: What You Need to Know about the Changing Landscape” will include a complimentary dinner buffet and presentations by leading experts in cancer, and it will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Sheraton Needham Hotel, 100 Cabot St., Needham.
The program will include patient-friendly mini-lectures and an audience Q&A session. Experts from the BIDMC Cancer Center and the BID Cancer Center in Needham will discuss new cancer research and treatments.
Presenters and topics will include Stuart Berman, physician, radiation oncology; Glenn Bubley, physician, prostate cancer; Robb Friedman, physician, blood cancers; Mary Jane Houlihan, physician, breast cancer; Mark Huberman, physician, lung cancer; David McDermott, physician, immunotherapy, kidney cancer and melanoma; and Jennifer Tseng, physician, pancreatic cancer.
BIDMC encourages early registration, bidmc.org/conversations, to ensure attendance. Attendees are encouraged to bring a friend or family member. Registration closes Sept. 16.
“We have witnessed dramatic changes in scientific research, clinical advancements, and medical technology, and an abundance of information on cancer care is now available,” said Marc Garnick, BIDMC Cancer Center director of community services, who will emcee the program. “The combined Cancer Center faculty of specialists from Boston and Needham are perfectly poised to share this knowledge with you and family members in what will be a memorable educational event.”
“‘Conversations on Cancer’ will give community members an opportunity to be part of the dialogue around exciting advancements in cancer therapy and care,” said Robb Friedman, director of medical oncology at the BID Cancer Center in Needham. “We especially want to reach patients and their friends and families in Needham and surrounding towns.”
Patients benefit from a close collaboration between physicians at the BIDMC Cancer Center and the BID Cancer Center in Needham, Friedman said.
At the event, attendees will have an opportunity to sign up for a recently launched online cancer community that provides a forum for exchanging information and offering support.
To register: bidmc.org/conversations; 617-667-0106; firstname.lastname@example.org.