Fear the Tumor, Not the Trial – A look into Clinical Trials and Lung Cancer

The North Carolina Lung Cancer Initiative's Lung Cancer Expert Speaker Series allows patients and their families to come together to hear from experts on topics related to lung cancer and research.

When Sep 11, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
Where N.C. Cancer Hospital, Conference Room 2
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Join the North Carolina Lung Cancer Initiative and UNC Lineberger oncologist,  Dr. Jared Weiss, and lung cancer survivor, Tomma Hargraves, speak about participating in lung cancer clinical trials.  This unique topic includes a patient and physician perspective.

This event is FREE and open to the public but we do ask that you RSVP to Khaki Stelten by September 4.  Lunch will be provided.

Speakers: 

Jared Weiss, MD

Assistant Professor Clinical
Research Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Jared Weiss is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Research for Hematology/Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. He received his Doctor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT and his B.S. in neuroscience at Brown University, in Providence, RI.

Tomma Hargraves
6.5 year Lung Cancer Survivor

Tomma is a lung cancer survivor, diagnosed Stage III/B in November of 2006.  She has become an advocate for lung cancer awareness, research and clinical trials since the time of her diagnosis, and is the secretary of the board for of the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina. 

Tomma has been an educational speech-language pathologist for over 30 years, and she now supervises over 130 speech-language pathologists for a local school system.  She holds a BA from the University of Washington and a MA from Southern Connecticut State University.  She is married to Santa Bob and has one son who is an Emergency Medicine Physician at Emory University.  She has two granddaughters and a chocolate lab, Finley the Wonder Dog.  Tomma considers her survivorship a gift that she must share with others to get the word out about lung cancer.