Hudson Valley Hospital Center and Ashikari Breast Center hold Cancer Symposium

Advancement in Screening and treatment will be the focus of CME conference at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook

Aug 28, 2014

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Hudson Valley Hospital Center and Ashikari Breast Center hold Cancer Symposium

Hudson Valley Hospital Center and the Ashikari Breast Center will hold the 2nd Annual Dr. Roy Ashikari Cancer Symposium on September 6 at Doral Arrowwood Conference Center in Rye Brook, NY.

"Advances in Screening, Treatment and Cancer Survival," will look at the latest developments and controversies in screening, diagnosis and treatment for the most common cancers.

The symposium, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature eight presentations by noted local physicians and medical practitioners and include a continental breakfast and lunch. The keynote speakers, will speak on “How Genetics and Genomics Are Changing Cancer Treatment,” the exciting new area of Genomic profiling. This involves the analysis of tumors on a genetic level and the design of an individualized treatment plan. By identifying the mutations that occur in a cancer cell’s genome, physicians can better understand what caused the tumor and tailor a more effective treatment.

Dr. Tedjarati, MD, MPH, FRCS, FACOG is from the Institute for Fertility Preservation, where he is Chief and Associate Professor for the Division of Gynecologic Surgery and Robotic Surgery, New York Medical College. Dr. Ashikari practices with the Ashikari Breast Center and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College.

“As a leader in the field of Breast Cancer, the Ashikari Breast Center is committed to sharing the latest developments in our field with our colleagues and we are excited to offer this free CME opportunity to medical professionals in our area,’’ said Dr. Ashikari of the Ashikari Breast Center. “This year we are excited to open this program, not only to medical professionals, but to the general public, survivors, families and friends, who are interested in learning more about the latest in screening and treatment. We are pleased to be able to again offer this educational opportunity in cooperation with the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.”

In addition to Drs. Tedjarati and Ashikari, presenters will include Melita Charles MD, FACS and Maddelena Duarte, MD (Is Mammography still Worthwhile); Michael Ebright, MD, FACS, FCCP (Low Dose CT Lung Screening: Does it Make a Difference?); John Phillips, MD (Prostate Cancer and PSA Screening); Bret Taback, MD (Melanoma: an Effective Model for Immunotherapy in Cancer); Shirley Stegner RN, BSN, MSN (Cancer Survivorship).

The conference was made possible by monies raised by the Foundation of Hudson Valley Hospital Center at its annual Wine Tasting Event, which will be held again this year on November 13 to raise funds for cancer education.

The Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center opened in November of 2011. It offers patients a comprehensive approach to treating cancer. The center’s team of physicians and medical professionals work together to design a treatment plan that coordinates all services so patients can receive treatment in one place close to home, eliminating travel time and reducing stress. The center offers radiation, infusion and support services including a nurse navigator, nutrition counseling, and integrative medicine services in a new state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and designed with comfort in mind.

The Ashikari Breast Center has earned a well-deserved reputation nationwide for expertise and successful outcomes. Founded by Dr. Roy Ashikari, a former Chief of the Breast Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, the practice offers access to the finest physicians in the field of breast cancer care. The Center is known world-wide for the innovative one-step, nipple-sparing mastectomy, with immediate reconstruction. These renowned surgical oncologists, along with the NY Group for Plastic Surgery, pioneered this life-changing procedure.