January 14th, 2021: In this session, Dr. John Weems will discuss the 11 infectious agents that have a proven association with the occurrence of cancer. It is estimated that 15-20% of cancers worldwide are associated with an infectious disease. We will discuss the different ways that infections are associated with cancer, how treatment of an underlying infection may influence the behavior of cancer, and strategies to prevent infection and thereby also the associated cancer.
Prevention & Wellness Series on Genetics
Nov. 12th, 2020 – Genetic counselor Lindsay Metcalf, MS, CGC, explains hereditary cancer and lets you know if genetic counseling would help you and your family understand your cancer risk. Learn about genetic testing: What it can tell you, what it can’t tell you, and the best way to go about getting informative medical genetic testing.
Prevention & Wellness Series
Oct. 15th 2020 – Prisma Health Cancer Institute’s registered dietitian, Finley Nadler, and Dr. Giguere have a virtual discussion on how food choices can harm or help your risk for cancer. They will have an interactive dialogue about dietary recommendations, grocery shopping, and the benefits of eating more plant-based foods.