Recent Advances in Lung Cancer Treatments
Date(s) - 07/14/2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Register for this webinar to learn about new advancements in treatment for lung cancer. Lung cancer death rates fell sharply in the US in recent years. The increased survival rate is due to new treatment options now available in medical oncology and radiation therapy, specifically for non-small-cell (NSCLC) which has been particularly significant.
There is a stigma and shame that comes along with lung cancer that keeps many from talking about it. The dangers of smoking evolved over many years and most diagnosed with lung cancer are former smokers who quit, but are still subjected to the disease. Others never smoked which raises a lot of other questions.
Session participants will understand:
- Types of lung cancer
- Causes and risk factors
- How lung cancer develops and spreads
- New advanced lung cancer treatment options (medical oncology and radiation oncology)
- Signs and symptoms of lung cancer
About our speakers:
Chenthilmurugan Rathnasabapathy, MD, Medical Oncologist and Nitika Thawani, MD, Radiation Oncologist with Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Chenthilmurugan Rathnasabapathy, MD, is a board certified physician in internal medicine. His interests include benign and malignant oncology of the head and neck, thoracic areas, as well as solid tumor oncology.
Dr. Rathnasabapathy focuses primarily on diagnostic and chemotherapeutic treatment as well as in clinical research. Other expertise includes head and neck, lung, colon, stomach, pancreatic, bladder, and prostate cancers and hematological malignancies, such as myeloma and lymphoma malignancies.
Dr. Rathnasabapathy received his undergraduate medical degree from University of Madras, India and pursued research activities with National Institutes of Health working for perinatology research branch of National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development. Then he went on to pursue residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology and oncology at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Strong communication with his patients is important to him. He strives to explain their medical condition, discuss their treatment options and answer their questions in plain language. He wants no patient to leave thinking they were rushed through their visit.
Nitika Thawani, MD, is a radiation oncologist with the Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. She is board certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology, and in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Thawani earned her bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees from S.M.S. Medical College and Hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, where she also completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology. She went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, as well as a residency in Radiation Oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, where she worked as Chief Resident her final year.
Dr. Thawani has published extensively and offered several presentations in radiation and radiotherapy techniques and applications. She also participates in clinical research trials.
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