Friday, December 3, 2010

Med School Café - "Early Detection of Cancer"

The December Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Silvio W. de Melo Jr., assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

His lecture, titled “Early Detection of Cancer,” will take place Dec. 17, 2010, at the Mobile Museum of Art at 4850 Museum Drive in Mobile. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. de Melo, a gastroenterologist who specializes in the detection of cancers through endoscopic ultrasound, will lecture on early detection of a variety of cancers. During the talk, he will provide the latest information on treatment options and explain how early detection ultimately leads to better patient outcomes.

Dr. de Melo earned his medical degree from Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. He conducted his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

In addition, Dr. de Melo completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he also served as chief fellow, and an advanced endoscopy fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call Kim Barnes at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

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