Cancer and Older Adults: Care and Treatment

On Friday, November 14, 2014, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted "Cancer Care and Older Adults: A Public Forum" at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

Thank you to all who attended "Cancer and Older Adults: A Public Forum."

Click here to view the speakers' presentations. 

Cancer is a disease of aging, with age as the single most important risk factor for developing cancer.

Sponsored by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, this free public forum featured talks and workshops on leading-edge research about cancer and aging as well as tools for making the most of life during and after cancer, keeping fit and active, and tips for caregivers. Faculty from the UNC Center for Aging and Health, the Geriatric Oncology Program, and the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program lead the sessions. To download presentations from the sessions, click on their name or title below or go to this page.

Agenda

Time

Speaker

Title

1:00-1:10

Jan Busby-Whitehead

Jack Hyer

Trevor Jolly

Hy Muss

Introduction

1:10-1:20

J. Marvin McBride

Cancer and Age: The Silver Tsunami

1:20-1:50

Ned Sharpless

The Mystery of Aging

Treating Older Cancer Patients

1:50-2:10

Kristalyn Gallagher

Surgery

2:10-2:30

Ellen Jones

Radiation Therapy

2:30-2:50

Hy Muss

How we select treatment for older patients

2:50-3:10

Marion Saffo-Cogswell

Jack Hyer

The Patient Perspective

3:10-3:30

BREAK

Workshop on Cancer Issues: Concurrent Sessions
There will also be several tables set up for participants to network with each other during this time period.

Concurrent

Sessions

3:30-4:10

Jared Weiss

Lung Cancer

Trevor Jolly

Breast Cancer

Matt Milowsky

Prostate Cancer

Grant Williams

Colorectal Cancer

Matthew Foster

Leukemia and Lymphoma

4:10-4:30

Elizabeth Sherwood

Taking care of your emotional and spiritual health

4:30-4:50

Kirsten Nyrop

Keeping Fit and Staying Active

4:50-5:10

Deb Mayer

Caring for Survivors and Caregivers

5:10

Jan Busby-Whitehead

Jack Hyer

Trevor Jolly

Hyman Muss

Concluding remarks

5:15

Reception