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Register Today for Cancer Programs Sessions at Clinical Congress

Clinical Congress will be a virtual event this year, so you can participate in more sessions. Be sure to attend the Cancer Programs-sponsored sessions, which include:

Panel Session PS332, Update on the Care of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Patient, is scheduled for 11:00–11:55 am CT on Monday, October 25. The moderator is Jonathan S. Zager, MD, FACS, and the co-moderator is Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS.

Panel Session PS364,: Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes in Black Women: Time for a Change, is scheduled for 2:00–2:55 pm CT on Monday, October 25. The moderator is Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, and the co-moderator is Anita T. Johnson, MD, FACS. During this session, the presenters will discuss barriers in access to screening and treatment; current recommendations for screening, including risk assessment models, modalities, and frequencies recommended for Black women; and the impact of, and strategies to reduce, delays in diagnosis and treatment in this population.

On Tuesday, October 26, attend the Didactic Course DC417, Technical Standards for Cancer Surgery: Bringing Evidence into Practice, from 9:00 to 10:55 am CT. This course will be chaired by Matthew H. Katz, MD, FACS, and co-chaired by Kelly K. Hunt, MD, FACS, both from MD Anderson in Houston, TX. Participation in this course requires an additional fee.

Also on October 26, Panel Session PS456, The Role of Robotics in Gastrointestinal Oncologic Surgery, is scheduled for 1:00–1:55 pm CT. The moderator for this session is Herbert J. Zeh Ill, MD, FACS, and the co-moderator is Alessio Pigazzi, MD, FACS. During this session, robotic surgical oncology experts in their respective multidisciplinary fields (GI oncology, hepatobiliary surgery, MIS, colorectal, head and neck, and others) will present evidence of clinical outcomes associated with robotic surgery and comment on current related controversies.

Panel Session PS462, Gastric Cancer Management in the Real World: How to Optimize Outcomes for Individual Patients, takes place from 2:00 to 2:55 pm CT on October 26. The session is moderated by Kaitlyn J. Kelly, MD, FACS, and co-moderated by Bruce M. Brenner, MD, FACS. Presenters will discuss the elements of successful multimodality therapy for patients with gastric cancer, including accurate staging, definition of high-quality surgery and guideline-concordant care, incorporation of adjunctive therapies, and nutritional support. In addition, the session will also generate discussion about less-standardized aspects such as the use of staging laparoscopy, scenarios when upfront surgery may be appropriate for locally advanced patients, and the use of HIPEC.

For more information on cancer-related programming at this year's Clinical Congress, please visit our web page. Be sure to check future issues of Cancer Programs News for more details on each of these sessions.