Renown hosts luncheon to discuss cancer

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Renown Health LogoRenown Institute for Cancer announces a special comprehensive cancer luncheon designed to inform cancer supporters and survivors on various topics relating to cancer.

Luncheon participants will learn about key screenings recommended for early detection of cancer, the latest cancer treatments available right here at home and specific key information related to colorectal cancer and gynecologic cancer. Program will include the following:

  • Eric Rost, MD, medical director of Radiation oncology at Renown Institute for Cancer, will speak about the TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® Treatment System, a revolutionary radiation technology used to treat cancer. TomoTherapy, only available in northern Nevada at Renown, uses 3D imaging to treat large or complex tumors while sparing healthy tissue. This new technology results in shorter, more accurate treatments and less pain for patients.
  • Christos Galanopoulos, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon, will discuss colorectal cancer, including the importance of regular screenings. Dr. Galanopoulos will also discuss the benefits of a convenient new at-home screening kit that is recommended by the American College of Gastroenterology.
  • Peter Lim, MD, a board-certified gynecologic oncologist and medical director of the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Renown Institute for Cancer, will provide an overview of gynecologic cancer. Dr. Lim will discuss advancements in treatment technologies, surgical options and support available within our community for those faced with gynecologic cancer.

The luncheon will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort, Grand Room 1-3, Friday, October 30, 12 – 2 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.) and will cost $10. Call 982-5757 to RSVP.

About Renown Institute for Cancer

Renown Institute for Cancer has been the region’s first hospital recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for comprehensive cancer care for more than 22 years. Only 25 percent of hospitals nationwide meet the Commission’s rigorous standards.

Renown Institute for Cancer is the largest healthcare provider in the area conducting clinical trials with the National Cancer Institute. Clinical trials allow patients to be on leading trends in medicine and often times they become involved in that “next big discovery” for cancer treatments. Leading northern Nevada in cancer research, Renown Institute for Cancer has administered more than 135 trials to 870 participants.

Whether individuals have been referred, are currently receiving treatment or are seeking a second opinion, they can make an appointment at Renown Institute for Cancer anytime. The team of skilled professionals brings expertise and comprehensive resources to patient care. For general inquiries, contact 775-982-6830 or visit www.renown.org/cancer.

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