March 12, 2004

2004 Cancer Answer Evening Series continue

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Medical student Katy Clabo, right, interviews Patrick Luther, of Nashville CARES, as part of an educational documentary being created about HIV/AIDS. The documentary, filmed by Vanderbilt University medical students, will follow the participants on a 1,723 mile hike for the cause this summer. Gwen Hubbell, background, operates the camcorder.

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center continues its “Cancer Answer Evening” series during 2004 with sessions on exercise, hormone replacement therapy, spirituality, fatigue and topics on a variety of specific cancers.

Each session in this free series of informal conversations with cancer experts begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts about an hour, including time for questions. Light refreshments are served and parking is free.

Dates and topics during 2004 include:

March 9 — Colorectal Cancer: Scope It Out, Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., and Jordan Berlin, M.D.

March 16 — Brain Cancer: Hope on the Horizon, Reid Thompson, M.D.

March 23 — Spirituality and Healing: A Journey of the Body, Mind and Spirit, John Tarpley, M.D., and colleagues.

April 13 — Breathe Easy: Prevention and Early Detection of Lung Cancer, Pierre Massion, M.D., and Barbara Forbes. NOTE: This event will include strategies for smoking cessation.

April 27 — Tired of Being Tired: Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue, Mary Leigh Newsom, R.N.

May 11 — Head and Neck Cancers: “Ask the Expert” Panel with Dell Yarbrough, M.D., and Barbara Murphy, M.D.

May 25 — Skin Cancer: Made in the Shade, John Zic, M.D., and Cynthia Johnson.

Sept. 14 —Prostate Cancer: “Ask the Expert” Panel, Michael Cookson, M.D., Bruce Roth, M.D., and Doug Milam, M.D.

Sept. 28 — Lymphoma: Common Yet Confusing, John Greer, M.D.

Oct. 12 —All in the Family: Hereditary Cancer, Susan Caro, a certified registered nurse, and Selvi Palaniappan.

Oct. 19 — The ABCs of HRT: Understanding Hormone Replacement Therapy, speaker to be announced.

Oct. 26 — Breast Cancer: At the Leading Edge of Research and Treatment, Carlos Arteaga, M.D.

Nov. 9 — Lung Cancer: “Ask the Expert Panel” with David Carbone, M.D., Ph.D., Alan Sandler, M.D., William Putnam, M.D., and Dennis Hallahan, M.D.

Nov. 30 — Holiday Mindfulness: Living in the Present, speaker to be announced.

The series is a community education and outreach initiative of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Tennessee’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute and one of only 38 such centers in the United States. This designation recognizes research excellence in cancer causes, development, treatment and prevention as well as a demonstrated commitment to community education, information and outreach.

All sessions are held in the 8th floor conference center, Frances Williams Preston Building, corner of 23rd and Pierce Avenues.

Free parking is available in the South Garage (across Pierce Avenue, next to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital).For directions or to learn more, call 936-5855 or visit