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CMHS Symposium on Oct. 25 to Focus on Tobacco-Related Cancers

Ventura, California, 09/30/2014

Lung cancer accounts for more deaths than any other cancer in both men and women. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. Learn more about tobacco-related cancers at a free symposium Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Ventura Beach Marriott.

The annual Cancer Symposium, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include presentations by leading physicians and specialists. Thomas Fogel, M.D., will give opening remarks and serve as moderator. Topics to be covered are:

  • Head and neck cancer, by David Hantke, M.D.
  • Esophageal and stomach cancer, by Tesu Lin, M.D.
  • Lung cancer, by Robert Bernstein, M.D.
  • Lung screening using low-dose computed tomography (CT), by Irwin Grossman, M.D.
  • Kidney cancer and partial nephrectomies, by Seyed Khoddami, M.D.
  • Bladder cancer, by Marc Beaghler, M.D.

A light continental breakfast will be offered before the event, at 7:30 a.m., and a question-and-answer session with the panel of experts will follow the presentations. Also, a “Tobacco Bus of Horrors” tour will be available to attendees during a mid-morning break and following the symposium.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Cancer Support Community, Community Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center, the CMHS HealthAware Program, Grossman Imaging Center, Ventura County Hematology Oncology Specialists and KVTA radio.

The Ventura Beach Marriott is located at 2055 E. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please visit or call 800/838-3006.