Aventura Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center Recognize National Cancer Control Month
(April 2010) – During this month long April recognition of National Cancer Control Month, the Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center and Aventura Hospital and Medical Center are planning multiple events to highlight attention to cancer control via research, community education and quality patient care. Partnering in this recognition will be the City of Aventura, the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers and the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center.
The month began with the distribution of coverlets to affiliated oncology offices. The Aventura Hospital “Knitting Circle”--comprised of volunteers and staff-- has been diligently knitting in their free time. Their handiwork was provided to cancer patients for use while they undergo their chemotherapy treatments. Through this effort, these dedicated volunteers hope to give comfort and aid in quality of life to those in treatment and to let them know they are not alone.
Several community educational programs will be featured, beginning with April 12 at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center. Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Janet L. Sperry, MD will present on the subject of “HPV-related Cancer: New Disease, New Treatments, All Ages.” She will deliver an encore presentation on April 16 at the H2U Hospital meeting that day.
On April 15, Enrique Davila, MD, FACP, specializing in medical oncology and hematology, will be presenting on Aventura Hospital’s affiliation with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute and its valuable programs. In partnership with the City of Aventura Community Recreation Center and continuing its “2010 Health Matters” lecture series, this community educational program will highlight the advancements in cancer research and new therapies available through access to clinical trials.
A program in affiliation with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will discuss multiple myeloma. Dr. Marc Saltzman, medical oncologist, will present on “What You Need to Know: Advancements in Treatments” on April 19. Another program in affiliation with the American Cancer Society’s Man to Man Prostate Educational Program on April 25 will focus on prostate research developments. In addition, the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers held its quarterly meeting on April 8 at Aventura Hospital and featured a program for cancer professionals on patient care.
For information on any of the Cancer Control Month events, please call the Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center at 305-682-2151. Many of the events are free and open to the public with reservation.