Karmanos Cancer Institute's 11th Annual Cancer Symposium 2021

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will present its eleventh annual Cancer Symposium – Addressing Common Cancer Concerns and Myths virtually though Motown Digital.

The symposium, in collaboration with Wayne State University School of Medicine, will feature breakout sessions with presenters from several cancer specialties: Breast cancer, prostate cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, leukemia, head and neck cancer and melanoma

Saturday, November 13, 2021
8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Online symposium via Motown Digital

"Addressing Common Cancer Concerns and Myths"

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266).

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Time Topic Speaker 
8:30-9 a.m. Virtual Symposium Open All
9-9:10 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP
Associate Center Director, Translational Sciences Chair, Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team Professor of Oncology and Medicine Hartmann Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research Director, Prostate Cancer Research, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine
9:10-9:40 a.m. Morning Plenary Speaker
"Am I at risk for cancer if it doesn't run in my family?"
Zachary Reichert, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Oncology
University of Michigan
9:40-9:55 a.m. Break and virtual interactions All
9:55-10:25 a.m. Panel
Journey to cancer knowledge: A discussion of common cancer beliefs, when to question them and where to find trustworthy information
McKinley Walker
Advocate, Karmanos Cancer Advocacy Program
"When should I question my beliefs about cancer and cancer care?"

Isaac Powell, M.D.
Professor of Urology, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine
"Does cutting into cancer cause it to spread?"

Lauren Hamel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine
"What is the role of bias in cancer care?"

Moderator: Cathryn Bock, Ph.D.
10:25-10:40 a.m. Break All
10:40 a.m. -11:25 p.m. Breakout Sessions - Pick One - Updates on Cancer Advancements Jailan Elayoubi, M.D. - Breast
Frank Cackowski, M.D. - Prostate
Najeeb Al-Hallak, M.D. - Gastrointestinal
Hirva Mamdani, M.D. - Lung
John Wallbillich, M.D. - Gynecologic
Andrew Kin, M.D. - Multiple Myeloma
Abhinav Deol, M.D. - Lymphoma
Jay Yang, M.D. - Leukemia
Ammar Sukari, M.D. - Head and Neck
Steven Daveluy, M.D. - Melanoma
11:25-11:55 a.m. Afternoon Plenary Speaker
"Do natural supplements prevent or cure cancer?"
Mark Moyad, M.D.
Director of Preventative and Alternative Medicine
University of Michigan
11:55 a.m.-Noon Wrap up and conclusion Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP
Noon-12:30 p.m. Virtual Symposium Closed All


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