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Tulane Cancer Center to host free prostate cancer seminar

September 02, 2016 12:00 PM


Dr. Oliver Sartor will be available after the seminar to answer questions from the public about the latest advances in treatment and diagnosis for prostate cancer. Photo by George H. Long.


Renowned prostate cancer specialist Dr. Oliver Sartor will provide a seminar on the latest advancements in prostate cancer treatment and diagnosis at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in the first-floor conference room of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave.  

The event, which is free and open to the public, is intended to help prostate cancer patients, their caregivers, those with a family history of the disease, physicians and healthcare providers learn more about the disease and treatment options.  Light refreshments will be served, and complimentary parking is available in the building’s garage, accessible from S. Derbigny Street.

Sartor, who leads Tulane’s Prostate Cancer Research Program, is one of the few medical oncologists in the world focused on prostate cancer. He will be available to answer attendees’ questions at the end of the seminar.  

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  One in every seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one in 38 will die of this disease.  “This seminar will raise awareness and provide men and the families who love them with the information they need to be proactive when it comes to prostate cancer issues,” Sartor said.

Seating is limited and registration is requested but not required. For more information or to register for the free seminar, visit http://www.nolabluedoorun.org or contact Melanie Cross at 504-988-6592 or mcross@tulane.edu.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™