Providence Cancer Center experts share insights, summer 2012

R. Bryan Bell, M.D., D.D.S., FACS

  • Invited lecture: "Innovations in Head and Neck Surgery," German Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Freiburg, Germany, May
  • Presentation: “New Technologies and Developments in Head and Neck Reconstruction," 8th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Toronto, July 21-25
  • 2012 visiting professor: Emory University, University of Pittsburgh, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Keynote speaker: Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Sydney, Australia, Oct. 11-13

Paul Hansen, M.D., FACS

Michael Gough, Ph.D.

Alison Conlin, M.D.

Paul Tseng, M.D.

  • Poster: “Clinicopathologic Parameters Relating to Systemic and Intratumoral Lymphocytes in Patients with Ovarian Cancer,” 9th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium, Sept. 6-7, Seattle

Miles Hassell, M.D.

  • Guest speaker: “Resisting Insulin Resistance for Breast Cancer Prevention and Survivorship,” Breast Cancer Journal Club, Portland, April 4
  • Open study assessing therapeutic food consisting of glutamine, honey, butter and yogurt in reducing esophagitis in patients undergoing thoracic radiation; Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Laurel Soot, M.D., FACS

Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Invited seminar: “New and Emerging Therapeutic Options in Metastatic Melanoma: Progress and Challenges in Personalizing Patient Care,” Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, Calif., April 26

Brendan Curti, M.D.

  • Invited seminar: “New Targets and New Treatments in Melanoma,” Bonneville Power Administration corporate office, Portland, June 29

Loch Chandler, N.D., MSOM, LAc

  • Attended MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 8th Annual Oncology Training Conference for Acupuncture, Massage Therapists and Yoga Teachers, Texas, July 18-20. Dr. Chandler received training for a phase III clinical trial that will test acupuncture in treating radiation-induced xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer.