Liver Cancer Prevention: Worldwide, National and Local Trends
Date(s) - 10/22/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
While cancer is down as a whole nationwide, Liver cancer rates are trending upwards. Liver cancer death rate surged 43% over the last 16 years, and the numbers in Arizona are of concern. In this webinar, we will talk about what’s behind the numbers, what causes liver cancer, and discuss strategies you as an employer can leverage to help prevent Liver cancer.
Session participants will understand:
- Incidence rates – worldwide, nationally and in Arizona
- Causes of Liver cancer
- Unique problems in managing and treating liver cancer
- Changing our focus on prevention
- Effective strategies for prevention of Liver cancer
- The role of a multidisciplinary liver cancer program
About our speaker:
Mital Patel, MD, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncologist at Dignity Health Cancer Institute in the Arizona Service Area
Dr. Patel specializes in the care of patients with colon and rectal cancers, stomach and esophageal malignancies, hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies and neuroendocrine tumors. He has a keen interest in developing clinical trials and improving patient access to care. He believes that compassionate cancer care is best delivered by a multidisciplinary team who can communicate and tailor treatment plans to the individual needs of the patient and their families.
Dr. Patel’s expertise includes management of all types of colorectal, gastro-esophageal and hepatobiliary cancers. He earned his medical degree from Seth G.S. Medical College/University of Mumbai in India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University affiliated St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. Subsequently, he continued his academic career as a staff physician in the Department of Hospital Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He later completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Case Western Reserve University/Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio where he focused on the management of gastrointestinal cancers.
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