Cancer and Older Adults: Care and Treatment

Join UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center experts, patients, caregivers and supporters on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at "Cancer Care and Older Adults: A Public Forum." This free public forum features 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.

Cancer is a disease of aging, with age as the single most important risk factor for developing cancer. Join us on November 19 at "Cancer and Older Adults: A Public Forum" to learn more about unique issues affecting older cancer patients.

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Introduction

Coach Sylvia Hatchell

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Why worry about cancer as we get older?

Dr. Trevor Jolly

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Eating for Wellness

Jennifer Spring, RD

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Geriatric Oncology: Breast Cancer

Dr. Hyman Muss

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Blood Cancers in Older Adults

Dr. Matthew Foster 

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Keeping Fit

Dr. Claudio Battaglini 

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Why what you tell your doctor is important

Dr. Ethan Basch 

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Cancer Surgery and the Older Adult

Dr. Karyn Stitzenberg

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The use of systemic anti-cancer therapy for elderly patients with metastatic NSCLC

Dr. Jared Weiss

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Sponsored by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, this free public forum features 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 will lead the sessions. 

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