Thursday, February 15, 2007

Detection of Early State Ovarian Cancer - keynote talk @ UNT Health Science Center on Thursday, Feb. 22nd

[This past weekend, I got to talk to my friend and dear compa in arts/letters, Ana Sisnett. Ana is surviving ovarian cancer at this moment in time, and it is to honor her struggle and courage that I share the following anuncio about an upcoming lecture/presentation here in FW. Please attend if you can and/or share the info with someone who might be interested. Thank you.]

David Fishman, MD, will be featured as keynote speaker in the first Distinguished Speaker presentation at the UNT Health Science Center on Thursday, Feb. 22nd in Luibel Hall of the campus of the University of North Texas - Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Dr. Fishman will present “The Detection of Early Stage Ovarian Cancer.” He is director of gynecologic oncology and the Cancer Detection and Screening Program at the New York University School of Medicine and Cancer Institute. He received his medical training at Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Ob/Gyn at Yale University. He also completed a clinical fellowship at Yale in gynecologic oncology.

Registration for the event will begin at 4:30 p.m., with welcome and introductions at 5 p.m.

Dr. Fishman’s presentation will begin at 5:15 p.m., with a panel discussion to follow. Panel members include Alakananda Basu, PhD, professor of molecular biology and immunology; Lori Fischbach, PhD, MPH, UNTHSC assistant professor of epidemiology, UNTHSC School of Public Health; Salvatore LoCoco, MD, FACOG, UNTHSC assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Ray Page, DO, PhD, director of clinical research, The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Texas Cancer Care; and Donna Rankin, regional director of health initiatives, Fort Worth Metro Market, American Cancer Society.

A reception will immediately follow in the Atrium.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is an ongoing series of presentations at the Health Science Center by internationally renowned scientists for intellectual and educational exchange with UNTHSC faculty and the North Texas community.

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