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The 5th Annual PMP/Appendiceal Cancer Symposium

Patients and family, healthcare professionals, and caregivers are invited to attend a free and innovative program on PMP/Appendiceal Cancer. “PMP/Appendiceal Cancer: What’s New in 2015!” will be held on Wednesday, November 11 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Leading surgeons and researchers will discuss the latest advances in PMP/Appendiceal Cancer diagnosis and treatment. There will also be a special patient, family and survivors panel as well as a session dedicated to nutrition and cancer. This event is co-sponsored by the PMP Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Attendants can earn CEUs where applicable. Breakfast and lunch will be served. There is no charge for this event but preregistration is required.


PMP/Appendiceal Cancer: What's New in 2015!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Faculty Conference Room

UMass Memorial Medical Canter

University Campus

Program Agenda

8:30 am Registration and Education Fair

9:00 am Welcome - Giles Whalen, MD, Chief of Surgical Oncology

9:05 am Introduction of PMP Research Foundation - James Carroll and Jerry Lewandowski

9:10 am Appendiceal Cancer: What’s New in 2015 - Laura A. Lambert, MD

9:30 am The UMass Avatar Program and the Appendiceal Cancer Research Group - Dale Greiner, PhD

9:45 am New Phase I Clinical Trial of Bi-Directional Chemotherapy for Unresectable Appendiceal Cancer - Bradley Switzer, MD 

10:00 am Keynote: Impact of the Peritoneal Surface Disease Severity Score (PSDSS) in Patients with Mucinous Appendiceal Neoplasms - Jesus Esquivel, MD

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Nutrition and Cancer - Kelly Balcourt, RD, LDN, CNSC

11:20 am Patient, Family and Survivor Perspective

12:00 pm Lunch

Question and Answer Session with All Speakers - Moderated by Jim Carroll

1:00pm Adjourn