2008 Seventh Annual Providence Thoracic Oncology Symposium for Primary Care Providers

Lung Cancer for Primary Care Providers

The 2008 symposium was held Nov. 14 at the Providence Cancer Center in Portland, Oregon.   Its objectives included teaching effective procedures to detect lung cancer; becoming familiar with the multidisciplinary approach to managing and treating lung cancer at Providence Cancer Center; and teaching effective ways to address tobacco dependence and to support patients’ efforts to quit smoking.

Lung Cancer Symposium Overview and Welcome
by John R. Handy, Jr., M.D., co-director, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program; director, Providence Thoracic Surgery Program; thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, The Oregon Clinic

Nutritional & Exercise Influences on Lung Cancer
Miles Hassell, M.D., medical director, Providence Integrative Medicine Program; internal medicine

Pulmonary Medicine: Role of bronchoscopy & EBUS in diagnosis of lung cancer
Michael Skokan, M.D., pulmonary & critical care medicine, The Oregon Clinic

When to worry about a pulmonary nodule
Thomas Warfel, M.D., Ph.D., chest radiology, Radiology Specialists of the Northwest 

Surgical Management of Lung Cancer
John R. Handy, Jr., M.D., co-director, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program; director, Providence Thoracic Surgery Program; thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, The Oregon Clinic 

Psychosocial Resources for Cancer Patients
Toni Lonning, L.C.S.W., Oncology social worker, Providence Cancer Support Services. 

Tobacco Cessation Techniques for the PCP
Michael Skokan, M.D., pulmonary & critical care medicine, The Oregon Clinic

Current Trends in Radiation Therapy
Steven Seung, M.D. Ph.D., medical director, The Gamma Knife Center of Oregon; radiation oncology, The Oregon Clinic

Systemic Therapy for Lung Cancer: Understanding Advances and Emerging Treatments
Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D. Co-director, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program

Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Lung Cancer
John R. Handy, Jr., M.D., co-director, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program; director, Providence Thoracic Surgery Program; thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, The Oregon Clinic 

This program was made possible through an educational grant from OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

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