Providence Cancer Center's global reach, fall 2011

Bernard Fox, Ph.D.

  • Chinese Society for Clinical Oncology, Xiamen, China, Sept. 15-18
  • 12th National Meeting on Biological Therapy, Jinan, China, Oct. 9-10
  • Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Oct. 14
  • European Society for Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy and Network Italiano per la Bioterapia dei Tumori, Sienna, Italy, Oct. 19-22
  • A Bridge from Naples to the World meeting, Italy, Dec. 4

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

  • 12th National Meeting on Biological Therapy, Jinan, China, Oct. 9-10
  • Jianjiaotong University, Xi’an, China, Oct. 12
  • Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Oct. 14

Brendan Curti, M.D.

  • Washington Society of Medical Oncology, Tacoma (updates on melanoma therapy), Nov. 4
  • A Bridge from Naples to the World meeting, Italy (SBRT and interleukin-2 in melanoma), Dec. 4

R. Bryan Bell, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S.

  • Co-editor of recently published textbook, "Current Therapy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,” Elsevier, 2012
  • “Management of aggressive jaw tumors; computer-aided head and neck surgery,” International Congress on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Santiago, Chile, Nov. 1-2

John R. Handy Jr., M.D., Hon.D.

  • “Does curative anatomic resection for lung cancer shorten life? Very long-term survival patterns after resection,” poster presentation; “Measures of Quality of Care in the Evaluation and Management of Lung Cancer,” lecture, CHEST 2011, 77th Annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 26
  • Providence Thoracic Surgery Initiative, presentations at Providence Health & Services’ headquarters, Renton, Wash., Oct. 11, Sept. 19
  • Publication: “Attributes contributing to superior outcomes in the surgical management of early-stage lung cancer and examples of implementing improvement,” Handy JR. Cancer J 17:57-62, 2011
  • Publication: “What is the inpatient cost of complications or death after lobectomy or pneumonectomy?” Handy JR, Denniston K, Grunkemeier GL, Wu YX. Ann Thorac Surg 91:234-8, 2011

Janet Ruzich, D.O.

  • NCI Community Cancer Centers Program, Health Disparities, Breast Cancer Prevention, IRCO/Asian Family Center, Portland, Sept. 12

Anupama Kurup, M.D.

  • Breast and colorectal cancer prevention presentation at Urban League/Multicultural Senior Center, Portland, Sept. 1

John R. Handy Jr., M.D., Hon.D., Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D., Steven Seung, M.D., Ph.D., Laura Mahar, A.N.P., Michael Skokan, M.D., Meera Jain, M.D., Mark Weinmeister, L.C.S.W., O.S.W.-C.

  • “Advances in Lung Cancer Management for Primary Care Providers,” Providence Thoracic Oncology Symposium, Portland, Nov. 5