LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 3, 2012) - A free event at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer insight into the latest advances in preventing, diagnosing and treating lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the 2nd most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women and the leading cancer killer in the United States. Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and prostate).
The 3rd annual Lung Cancer Symposium is open to both health care professionals and people interested in cancer advocacy.
The symposium is set for Friday, October 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UAMS Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. Participants are welcome to attend any session, but topics specifically for a non-medical audience begin at 10:50 a.m.
To register and view the agenda, click here. Lunch is provided, and parking is available in UAMS Parking 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.
Sessions include topics such as lung cancer screening, smoking cessation and robotic surgery. Afternoon breakout sessions will cover patient navigation through the medical care system, targeted tobacco sales and public policy.
Speakers include UAMS physicians specializing in lung cancer and other lung diseases, as well as representatives from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition, American Lung Association, Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions.