Cancer Center physicians to discuss prostate and lung cancers

Cancer Center physicians to discuss prostate and lung cancers

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., is hosting a program on lung and prostate cancer -- from diagnosis to treatment at its Oro Valley facility Nov. 6. Four University of Arizona College of Medical faculty will present at the event, from 6-8 p.m.

In addition to the two presentations, the evening event will include live music, refreshments and a silent auction of items donated by local artists and businesses. Proceeds from the auction benefit Movember, the international men's health initiative dedicated to changing the face of men's health through awareness, education and cancer research.

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, professor of surgery and chief of urology, and Raymond Nagle, MD, PhD, professor emertus of pathology, cell biology and anatomy and surgery, both of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson will address prostate cancer.

The UA College of Medicine's Richard Sobonya, MD, professor of pathology and medicine and the College's Residency Program director, and Sarah L. Kratz, MD, clinical assistant professor of hematology/oncology will discuss lung cancer.

Drs. Sokoloff, Nagle and Kratz are affiliated with the UA Cancer Center.

"Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Among US men, prostate cancer is the most common and the second-leading cause of cancer-related death," says Mara G. Aspinall, president, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. "As part of our mission to improve the lives of all patients afflicted with cancer, we are very pleased to host this important community event to help increase awareness and education about these two prevalent diseases."

Seating at the program is limited. RSVP by calling 520-877-7361. Ventana Medical Systems is located at 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.

Click here to see the program flyer.

- Oct. 25, 2013