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Community Cancer Series to Expand

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center (FWCC) at LSU Health Shreveport is expanding the program that allows its physicians to share their expertise with the community monthly at Shreve Memorial Library.

Topics covered thus far include pancreatic cancer, integrative oncology, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and clinical trials.

“The community reception and support have been outstanding,” said FWCC organizer Lori Panu. “We’re hoping to branch out to other libraries next year and utilize more of our FWCC faculty, staff and fellows’ expertise with presentations.”

All sessions are open to the public at no cost. The entire series, sponsored in part by the LSU Health Sciences Library, takes place at Shreve Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive in Shreveport. Call Lori Panu for more information at 318-813-1405.

Scheduled sessions:

Why Do I Get Breast Cancer?

Tuesday, June 19th, 5pm-6pm, summer hours

Gary V. Burton, MD

Professor of Medicine, Hematology-Oncology, Dept. of Medicine

Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Oncology Units

Co-Director of Multidisciplinary Breast Sarcoma and Brain Tumor Programs

What you Need to Know About Inherited Breast and Gynecologic Cancer: Updates in Screening and Prevention

Tuesday, July 17th, 5pm-6pm, summer hours

Robin Lacour, MD

Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology

What You Need to Know About Lymphoma

In partnership with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Tuesday, August 14th, 5pm-6pm, summer hours

Nebu Koshy, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

What You Need to Know About Cancer Survivorship

Tuesday, September 11th, 6pm-7pm

Cheryl Duncan

Physician Assistant, Hematology and Oncology

Tentative Future Speakers and Topics:

October – Dr. Quyen Chu, pancreatic cancer

November – Dr. Dolly Quispe, breast cancer and nutrition

December – Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt, stem cell transplant

Attached photo: Assistant Professor Dr. Syed Jafri at February’s session on integrative oncology.

Photo by: Mollie Corbett Photography.

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