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Endless Summer: NYP/Lawrence Hospital Discusses Melanoma Prevention

NYP/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors and the AIM at Melanoma Foundation will discuss the dangers of Melanoma this weekend.
NYP/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors and the AIM at Melanoma Foundation will discuss the dangers of Melanoma this weekend. Photo Credit: Flickr

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Although the sun is setting on summer, as a result of indoor tanning, Melanoma has become an issue regardless of season. That's why on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Iona College, NYP/Lawrence Hospital is co-sponsoring a symposium with ColumbiaDoctors and the AIM at Melanoma Foundation to discuss skin safety, screening and Melanoma prevention.

In the conference, several leading industry experts will discuss emerging therapies, the importance of clinical trials and innovations in research. The panelists will also take a comprehensive look at current trends including the alarming increase in Melanoma rates in young women.

“Melanoma is the most common cancer in young adults aged 25-29 mainly due to unprotected sun exposure and tanning bed use,” said Dr. Maureen Killackey, Clinical Director of NYP/Lawrence cancer services and moderator of the event. “This conference will provide our community an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in prevention and treatment, and to get their questions on Melanoma and skin cancer answered.”

Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • The Role of Radiation Therapy in Melanoma
  • Immunotherapy in Melanoma
  • The Present and Future of Targeted Therapy in
  • Melanoma
  • How Melanoma Research has Impacted
  • Cancer Care

The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with doors opening at 8:15 a.m. for registration and breakfast.

The program is free to the public and will be held at Iona College in the Murphy Auditorium at 715 North Avenue in New Rochelle. Complimentary parking is available for the event in campus lots A and B. To register, call 914-787-5000.

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