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|July 31, 2012|
Mount Desert Island Hospital and Penn Medicine are hosting a collaborative program discussing the advances in cancer research and healthy brain aging at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor on Monday, Aug. 6.
The event is open to the public and features presentations by senior physicians from Penn Medicine and MDI Hospital on topics including successful brain aging, extending the quality of life in older adults, new drug discoveries, the importance of communications when delivering a cancer diagnosis, and innovations in individualized cancer care.
Partners in Patient Care
A collaborative program discussing advances in cancer research
Monday, August 6, 2012
Barbara Hannon, R.N., M.S.N., M.Ed., NE-BC, CENP
J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D.
Edward B. Gilmore, M.D., MACP
People are living longer, but are they living better? Dr. Gilmore will discuss improving and extending the quality of life for older adults.
"Practical Tips for Successful Brain Aging"
John Q. Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D.
"Penn's Drug Discovery Program for Alzheimer's Disease"
Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Leading University of Pennsylvania brain experts Drs. Trojanowski and Lee will share strategies for managing the progress of neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's, as well as tips for promoting healthy brain aging and memory. They will also describe their pioneering academic drug discovery program and how their latest promising advances in finding therapies for Alzheimer's can lead to similar breakthroughs for Parkinson's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), and frontotemporal degeneration.
"The Art of Prognosis – Providing Hope"
Philip L. Brooks, M.D.
Hope is an essential facet of the therapeutic relationship between cancer patients and their caregivers. Dr. Brooks will discuss the concept of "realistic hope," the importance of communication with patients receiving a cancer diagnosis, the ongoing advances in treatment, and the extraordinary patients he has encountered over his long career.
"Innovative, Individualized Cancer Prevention and Care"
Chi Van Dang, M.D., Ph.D.
Carl H. June, M.D.
Personalized medicine and the use of genomics are leading the way in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Drs. Dang and June will discuss Penn Medicine's recent headline-making breakthrough in cancer immuno-therapy, the promise of proton radiation and other new targeted therapies, and the many other encouraging implications personalized medicine holds for preventing and curing cancer.