Event info

Date(s)April 4, 2018

Time5:15pm - 8:15pm







Bringing Down the Boogeyman – Expert Views on Preventing, Finding and Treating Cancer

You are invited to a thought-provoking event sponsored UCHealth and the Center for Women’s Health Research. Join us for valuable information from our world-renowned experts from the University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC). Designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), UCCC is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in Colorado and one of just 69 in the country, providing patients with cutting-edge science and the expertise of an academic center close to home.

Who: Women and men Wednesday,

Date: April 4, 2018

Where: UCHealth – University of Colorado Hospital Bruce Schroffel Conference Auditorium Anschutz In-Patient Pavilion 2

12505 East 16th Ave. Aurora, Colorado 80045

Cost: $10 per person (includes light dinner)

Free valet parking will be available – instructions to follow prior to the event

Please register by March 30, 2018, For more information, call Nan Oudet at 303-724-9179.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. If you need sign language interpretation or CART, please contact us at least three business days prior to the meeting date.

Let’s Talk: Conversations About Women’s Health is a lecture series that educates women in our community on topics of health. We present evidence-based information so that women have the information they need to make educated decisions about health for themselves and their families. Let’s Talk content is uniquely created and presented by a panel of nationally renowned subject matter experts, physicians,and researchers.

5:15pm:  Check- in, light dinner and informational booths

6:00pm: Welcome and introductions

6:05pm: Christopher Lieu, MD. Cancer 101 and the Past, Present, and Future of Cancer Therapy–  Who first described cancer? Where did chemotherapy come from and how is chemotherapy related to World War II? We’ll answer these questions about the history of cancer, and we will look forward to some of the groundbreaking treatments being used today. We will also discuss the basics of cancer staging and the importance of screening.

6:30pm: Regina Brown, MD. Empowered! Steps to Reduce Cancer Risk–   Once diagnosed with cancer, it seems that there are few things that are within our control. With new evidence about the role for exercise reducing the risk of cancer recurrence or getting cancer in those who have never been diagnosed, there are things that patients can do. We will discuss exercise and touch on how food and alcohol can affect our cancer risk.

6:55 pm:  D. Ross Camidge, MD, Ph.D.  The Angel and the Octopus: Wrestling Advanced Cancer Back Under Control – Lung cancer kills more women and men than prostate and breast cancer (and colon and pancreas cancer) combined. We will cover how we are learning to turn cancer into a footnote, instead of a headline in some people’s lives. We will explore the reasons why CU’s survival rates for lung cancer are up to 4 times the national average. Finally, we will cover how important it is to stay engaged with your providers and not assume that every doctor is 100% up to speed with every possible development. To put it another way, we will discuss “how to train your doctor.”

7:20 pm:  Marianne Pearson, LCSW, OSW-C.  Supportive Oncology During the Cancer Experience and Into Your WellnessCancer affects many aspects of a person’s life and the lives of those they love. Research demonstrates that 30 – 50 % of people diagnosed with cancer experience high distress. We believe most patients and family members experience some level of high distress after a cancer diagnosis. Additionally, our Supportive Oncology practitioners provide unique disease-specific care. Your supportive care provider learns what is unique about you and can support and guide you and your family more effectively because they have extensive knowledge and experience caring for people with the same type of cancer.  The work isn’t about reinventing the wheel but rather taking separate wheels that work well independently and getting them rolling together in the same direction of your unique situation.

7:35pm: Alexandra Coffey, DO, MS.  Personal Story – Finding the Right Team

7:45pm: Questions and Answers

8:15pm:  Adjourn


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UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2 - Anschutz Medical Campus