A couple dozen people showed up for a free presentation on “Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Cancers” given Sunday, July 17, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus.
For more photos, click here: UACC-AzCNF-lecture photo gallery [PDF].
Speakers included Yi-Zarn Wang, MD (at right), a professor of surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences School of Medicine and a member of the Ochsner Neuroendocrine Tumor Program in Kenner, La.; Marian Porubsky, MD (below left), an assistant professor of surgery at Banner – University Medical Center, and UA Cancer Center dietitian Michelle Bratton, RD (bottom right), a certified specialist in oncology nutrition. For details on their background, see the event flyer [PDF].
The event was sponsored by the UA Cancer Center, Arizona Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Foundation (AzCNF) and Banner – University Medical Center.
Carcinoid tumors frequently begin in the stomach, appendix, small intestine, colon, rectum, or lungs—and often don’t appear until late in the disease.
Neuroendocrine tumors begin in hormone-producing cells of the body’s neuroendocrine system — made up of cells that are a cross between traditional hormone-producing cells and nerve cells found in organs such as the lungs and gastrointestinal track, according to Cancer.net. They are often discovered incidentally, can grow slowly or aggressively and spread to other parts of the body.
To learn more about carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancers, visit the UA Cancer Center or AzCNF websites.
Release Date: 07/20/2016 – 9:45am
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