Breast cancer can occur at any age, and survivors across the lifespan have unique needs. This lecture will emphasize the growing number of breast cancer survivors and the diversity of their post-treatment requirements. These include the trajectory of recovery, the common symptoms and problems experienced, and the need for continued focus on health promotion and disease prevention.
Patricia A. Ganz, MD, a medical oncologist, received her BA magna cum laude from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in 1969 and her MD from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973. She completed her training in internal medicine and hematology/oncology at UCLA Medical Center from 1973-1978, where she also served as Chief Resident in Medicine. She has been a member of the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine since 1978 and the UCLA School of Public Health since 1992. Since 1993, she has been director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 1999, she was awarded an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship for "Enhancing Patient Outcomes Across the Cancer Control Continuum," and in 1999 and 2000 received the Susan G. Komen Foundation Professor of Survivorship Award. Dr. Ganz was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2007. She served on the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Board of Scientific Advisors from 2002-2007 and on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of Directors from 2003-2006. She currently serves as the ASCO representative to the National Cancer Policy Forum of the IOM.
Dr. Ganz is a pioneer in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients and survivors, and is active in clinical trials research with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project. She has focused much of her clinical and research efforts in the areas of breast cancer and its prevention. She was a member of the NCI Progress Review Group on Breast Cancer. At the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, she directs the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research and leads the scientific program focused on patients and survivors. In 1997 she established the UCLA Family Cancer Registry and Genetic Evaluation Program, which serves patients and survivors, as well as those at high risk for familial/hereditary cancers. Her other major areas of research include cancer survivorship and late effects of cancer treatment, cancer in the elderly, and quality of care for cancer patients. She served on the IOM committee responsible for the 2005 report, "From Cancer Patient to Survivor: Lost in Transition," and on the 2008 IOM Committee for the report, "Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs." Dr. Ganz is an associate editor for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , and the CA-A Journal for Clinicians. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Dr. Ganz has directed the UCLA-LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2006.
DATE : Thursday, April 14, 2011
TIME : 4-5:30 p.m. Reception immediately following lecture.
FEE : Free to all. Registration is required. 1.0 nursing contact hour available for $30*
Social work continuing education unit for $10**
LOCATION : University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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