Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July Med School Café – Cancer Update 2016: The Significance of Familial Cancer Syndromes

The July Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Spencer Liles, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a surgical oncologist with USA Physicians Group.

His lecture, titled “Cancer Update 2016: The Significance of Familial Cancer Syndromes,” will be held on July 26, 2016, at the USA Faculty Club on USA’s main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

This interactive lecture will explore the current state of cancer treatment and care in 2016 with a review of the recently published American Cancer Society data. Dr. Liles will discuss the current state of prevention, screening and treatment with a focus on the emerging area of familial cancer syndromes.  Unfortunately, certain types of cancer do cluster in families and the audience will leave with a general understanding of these cancer syndromes and the current approach to diagnosis and treatment in these families.

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

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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