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View the presentations from the 2023 CancerWise Cafe event. 

Update on Lung Cancer

Allison McLarty, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Director of the Lung Cancer Program, and Associate Professor of Surgery, speaks on the risks of developing certain types of cancer, and the process of treating patients that present with malignancies within her field of work.

Update on Breast Cancer

Brian O’Hea, MD, Chief of the Breast Surgery Division and Associate Professor of Surgery, discusses his approach to treating patients with breast cancer, and walks us through a timeline that takes us from screening, to diagnosis and treatment.

Update on Blood Cancers

Michael W. Schuster, MD, Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program and Professor of Medicine, excitedly discusses the innovative treatments and medications for many types of blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma.

Update on Gastrointestinal Cancer

Aaron Sasson, MD, Chief, Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and Director of Cancer Center Clinical Operations, offers updates in the world of gastrointestinal cancers, such as liver, stomach and pancreas, including innovative treatments.

Update on Radiology

Melinda Staiger, MD

Radiologist (Breast Imaging), and Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, discusses the importance of a timely mammogram, and steps that people can take to ensure they stay on top of their necessary screenings.

Update on Radiation Oncology

Kartik Mani, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist and Clinical Assistant Professor, explains how Radiation Oncology is used in cancer care, and touches on the amazing progress that has been made in this field.

Update on Skin Cancer

William Guo, MD and Kimberly Lu 
William Guo, MD, of Stony Brook Dermatology Associates, and Kimberly Lu, a medical student at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, discuss various types of skin cancers and how to identify certain characteristics of malignancies that can save your life.

Update on Oncology Nutrition

Jennifer Fitzgibbon, MS, RDN, CSO, CDN, Oncology Nutrition Manager, discusses how nutrition plays a vital role in the treatment for patients with cancer and how her role is an important part of the patient’s care team.

Update on Clinical Trials

Ryan Washington, MPA, Administrative Director for the Cancer Clinical Trials Office, explains what a clinical trial is, and the importance of enrolling in them to benefit not only today’s patients, but future generations as well.