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Latest Research on Thyroid Cancer at 7th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference on October 22-24, 2004

10/2004

Contact: Cherry Wunderlich, conference@thyca.org, thyca@thyca.org , 
301-493-8810 
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. www.thyca.org

Media Alert: Thyroid cancer experts present latest research in thyroid cancer care
at international conference for thyroid cancer survivors and families

Thyroid cancer survivors and families from 35 states, DC, Canada, and the United Kingdom will be gathering in Deerfield, Illinois, near Chicago, on October 22-24, 2004, to learn from physician specialists about the latest research in thyroid cancer, during the 7th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference.

The conference is sponsored by the nonprofit voluntary organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancer and was recently ranked the number one cancer in incidence growth in women and number three in men.

Speakers at the more than 100 sessions at the Hyatt Deerfield Hotel, 1750 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, Illinois, include 18 physicians who will lead more than 30 sessions, plus 2 pharmacists, a dentist, nurses, mental health professionals, 2 attorneys, fitness and nutrition specialists, a music therapist, other specialists in coping skills and well-being, thyroid cancer survivors, and caregivers.

There are sessions about each type of thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic, and variants), for people of all ages at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up.

This educational and supportive event is Free to anyone who requests a scholarship. Walk-in attendees are welcome.

  • The following are selected sessions at the conference. For details, write to thyca@thyca.org or call Cherry Wunderlich at 301-493-8810.
  • Thyroid Surgery Including Minimally Invasive Techniques. Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D., Surgeon, Northwestern University Medical School, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.
  • Future Treatment Strategies for All Types of Advanced Thyroid Cancer. Robert C. Smallridge, M.D., Endocrinologist, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Imaging Techniques in Thyroid Cancer Management. Daniel E. Appelbaum, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician and Radiologist, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • Ask about Nuclear Medicine: Radioactive Iodine for Scans and Treatment, Dosimetry for Papillary, Follicular, and Variants. Donald Margouleff, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician, North Shore University Hospital, Long Island, NY.
  • Ask a Doctor about Thyroid Cancer Care. Arthur B. Schneider, M.D., Endocrinologist, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL.
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer Research Update. Samuel A. Wells, M.D., Surgeon, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
  • . What's on the Horizon for Advanced Papillary and Follicular Thyroid Cancer.
    R. Michael Tuttle, M.D., Endocrinologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.
  • Communicating with the Medical Team and Coping with Fears about Testing, Treatment, Recurrence. David H. Sarne, M.D., Endocrinologist, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL.
  • If You’re New to Thyroid Cancer: Things You Need To Know, Questions and Answers. Leonard D. Kohn, M.D., Endocrinologist. Ohio University Medical School, Athens, OH.
  • Voice Issues: Prevention and Solutions. David Myssiorek, M.D., Surgeon, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
  • Thyroid Cancer Pathology with Old and New Molecular Genetic Correlates.
    Todd G. Kroll, M.D., Ph.D., Pathologist, University of Chicago School of Medicine and University of Chicago Hospitals, IL.
  • Thyrogen Update and the Role of Thyroglobulin Monitoring With or Without RAI Scans. Nicholas J. Sarlis, M.D., Ph.D., Endocrinologist, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
  • Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. R. Michael Tuttle, M.D., Endocrinologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.
  • Ask A Pathologist about Diagnostic Issues and When to Get a Second Opinion. Mark Dieterich, M.D., Pathologist, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare-Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL.
  • Thyroid Cancer Care and Research. Ernest L. Mazzaferri, M.D., Endocrinologist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Childhood and Adolescent Thyroid Cancer: Treatment Issues. Nicholas J. Sarlis, M.D., Ph.D., Endocrinologist, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
  • Ask a Doctor about Medullary Thyroid Cancer. R. Michael Tuttle, M.D., Endocrinologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.
  • Thyroglobulin Measurement and Testing. Carole A. Spencer, Ph.D., Researcher, Laboratory Director, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Ask a Pharmacist: Questions about Medications and Interactions. Suzanne M. Rabi, Pharm.D., Pharmacist, Chicago, IL.
  • Ask an Attorney about Health Insurance Issues, Disability, Workplace Issues. Mark D. DeBofsky, Esq., Attorney, Chicago, IL.
  • Ask an Attorney about Legal Issues: Employment, Workplace, Disability. Elizabeth Hubbard, Esq., Attorney, Chicago, IL.
  • From a Negative to a Positive: How Having Thyroid Cancer Helped Me Become the National Memory Champion; Ways to Enhance Your Memory Skills. Scott Hagwood, Four-Time National Memory Champion, Fayetteville, NC.
  • Understanding the Low-Iodine Diet and Making Delicious Meals. Leah Guljord, Editor and Lead Author of ThyCa's Free Downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook.
  • Complementary Approach: Stress, Dis-Ease, and Relaxation Techniques. Betty Fagerman, R.N, B.S., Clinical Specialist at Wellness Place.
  • Remaining Strong in Trying Times: Skills for Coping During Illness. Betty Lou Barsley-Marra, M.S.Ed., Family Life Educator, University of Illinois Extension, Matteson, IL.

Plus more than 70 additional session choices during the three days.


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