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The Milky Way in Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah
The Milky Way in Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

Dear UNC Lineberger Cancer Network Friend,

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the recent tragedies in Uvalde, Buffalo, and elsewhere in the US. These events have brought unimaginable sorrow and suffering to the families of those killed and injured. They have added heavily to the collective tragedy of gun violence in our nation. Just over this past Memorial Day Weekend, there were at least twelve more mass shootings throughout the United States.

I keep thinking of the terror that the victims in the Tops supermarket experienced and the national trauma as we see yet another massacre of our citizens who have been targeted because of the color of their skin.

As a former elementary school teacher, I can only begin to imagine the horror that the teachers at Robb Elementary must have felt as they took their final breaths, desperate to keep the children in their care safe.

Each of us is entitled to the sorrow and the anger that we feel in this ongoing era of extreme gun violence. Regardless of our politics, it is imperative that we come together as a nation to find solutions that make us safer and less traumatized. I hope that we can all find a way to make positive and meaningful differences in the months and years ahead.

Details regarding all the May lectures (free, with various types of professional education credit) are listed below:

  • Wednesday, June 8th at noon: Our Patient-Centered Care Lecture – Cancer Genetics and Genetic Testing – It’s Not All in the Family – Kate Foreman, MS, CGC – NCPD/CNE, ACPE, ASRT, & CTR Credit Available
  • Wednesday, June 15th at 4:00 PM: Our APP Lecture – Laboratory Workup for Transfusion Reactions – Mariama Evans, MD – NCPD/CNE Credit Available
  • Wednesday, June 22nd at noon: The Research to Practice Lecture – Topics in Cancer Therapy in North Carolina: Updates for Oral Chemotherapy for 2022 – Bianka Patel, PharmD, BCOP, CPP – CME, NCPD/CNE, ACPE, ASRT, & CTR Credit Available

You may register for any or all of these lectures at:

Recordings are available for those lectures that already took place in our UNCLCN Video Library.

As always, if live lectures do not fit your schedule, check out our free self-paced, for-credit lectures at:

Always quality oncology education. Always free. We hope to see you there. 

 Wishing you continued strength and fortitude in these challenging times,