In 1997, Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with metastatic testicular cancer which had spread to his retroperitoneal lymph nodes, right and left lung, and right and left side of his brain. His presenting symptoms included headaches and coughing up blood. He was treated with “personalized medicine”, not on a molecular basis as is done today in diseases such as breast cancer and lung cancer, but on a truly personal basis.
When: 2 – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 Where: Providence Cancer Center, Room 2281 (Located on the second floor) 3851 Piper St., Anchorage
Contact: For more information, call 907-212-4821
This lecture will go over the past, present, and future history of cancer treatment, using Dr. Einhorn’s work with Lance Armstrong as an example of progress that can be made and has been made. It will end with a look into the future of molecular targeted agents, rather than chemotherapy, that are changing the landscape of how we diagnose and treat cancer.
Presenter Bio: LAWRENCE EINHORN, MD