Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Phoenix, Ariz. — Does estrogen play a role in lung cancer prognosis? Should long-term, heavy smokers have their lungs screened? What are the latest advances in fighting lung cancer — the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women.
Mayo Clinic's cancer experts will address those questions and provide an in-depth look at state-of-the art lung cancer treatment in a free, community forum on lung cancer awareness and treatment this Saturday, Nov. 13.
Beginning with a lung cancer overview by Mayo Clinic lung cancer specialist Helen J. Ross, M.D., the 4-hour symposium will cover topics ranging from advances in minimally invasive surgery to the latest targeted therapies.
Other highlights include:
The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Patient and Family Lung Cancer Symposium will take place at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The event is free. RSVP required. Please call 480-342-3485 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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