Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Partnerships promote education, awareness

The MGH recently participated in two opportunities aimed at raising awareness for early detection and proper treatment of cancer.

With the help of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation and an anonymous donor, the MGH Cancer Center and Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, partnered to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of anal cancer. On March 28, the two organizations co-hosted a seminar, “Anal Cancer: Today’s Approach, Tomorrow’s Strategies,” to discuss effective treatment strategies, the near-term and long-term effects of treatment, and new approaches to therapy in advanced stages of anal cancer.

The seminar featured, Theodore Hong, MD, director of Gastrointestinal Service in the Department of Radiation Oncology; Eunice Kwak, MD, PhD, of the Department of Hematology Oncology; Lav Goyal, MD, of Holy Cross Hospital; Lorraine Drapek, NP, in the Department of Radiation Oncology; and Z. Ena Segota, MD, of Holy Cross Hospital.

At an event in Boston, Adam Feldman, MD, of the MGH Department of Urology, bottom photo third from left, was surrounded by supporters – including Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler, and Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell – as Gov. Charlie Baker declared April 16 Prostate Cancer Awareness Day in Massachusetts. The announcement was part of the seventh annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the State House.


Read more articles from the 05/15/15 Hotline issue.

 

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