The annual Health
Education Seminar is
central to The Society's
commitment to providing
public education on
the prevention, early
detection and treatment
of cancer.
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The Annual Health Education Seminar is central to The Society's commitment to providing public education on the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. A different discussion topic is selected every year based on its timeliness and importance and expert clinicians at MSKCC are invited to speak on the chosen subject.

The Society’s 2011 Heath Education Seminar will be hosted by Linda Wells, Editor-in-Chief of Allure Magazine and chaired by Alex Lind Rose and Kathy Thomas.  The event will focus on skin cancer prevention and feature three of MSKCC’s leading experts on the topic.  Dr. Ashfaq Marghoob, will moderate.  Dr. Stephen Wang’s topic is titled "Demystifying Sunscreens: shedding light on the benefits of UVA and antioxidant protection."  He will discuss the updated status on the sunscreen regulation from the FDA, and the future trend of sunscreen formulation.  Dr. Erica Lee's topic is titled "Get to know your skin: early prevention and diagnosis of skin cancer."  She will discuss photodynamic therapy (PDT), which is a medical treatment that targets precancerous skin lesions in three easy steps: application, incubation and activation. 

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  2010 Health Education Seminar and Luncheon.

HES PAST TOPICS
2009 Caring While Curing: Treating the Whole Patient and Family
2008 All in the Family: Clinical Genetics
2007 Survivorship: Living Beyond Cancer
2006 Translational Research: Turning Discoveries into Treatments
2005 What is Knowledge: Navigating Cancer Facts in the Media
2004 End of Life Issues: Finding Hope, Meaning & Value
2003 Breast Cancer: Progress and Promise
2002 A New Era in Cancer Research: From Bench to Bedside
2001 The Skin Cancer Story: Keeping Your Skin Healthy and Understanding the Risks and Warning Signs of Skin Cancer
2000 Nature vs. Nurture: Heredity, Cancer Susceptibility and Prevention
1999 Lung Cancer: Myths and Facts
1998 Implications of Modern Biology, Treatment and Prevention of Breast and Prostate Cancer



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