Why is lung cancer so deadly? How do you know if a lung nodule is cancerous? Does quitting smoking really make a difference in your risk of developing lung cancer? Get answers to these questions and more during a live video chat with lung cancer experts Dr. Richard Battafarano and Dr. Martin Edelman on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.
When: Wednesday, November 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Richard Battafarano is an associate professor of Surgery and the chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is a member of the Thoracic Oncology Program at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dr. Battafarano's areas of special interest include lung cancer surgery, esophageal cancer surgery, Barrett's esophagus, mediastinal tumors, metastatic cancer to the lung and surgery for other tumors of the chest.
Dr. Martin Edelman is a professor of Medicine and the director of Solid Tumor Oncology at the Unversity of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. He is a member of the Thoracic Oncology Program and currently chairs several trials in thoracic malignancies. He is institutional Principal Investigator for the Cancer and Leukemia Group B at the University of Maryland. He is also a member of the Respiratory Core Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B and the Lung Cancer Committee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. He currently leads two national studies (CALGB 30801 and RTOG 0839), both based upon pilot studies done at the Greenebaum Cancer Center.