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Summit Speaker Series: Donald Abrams, MD

07 July, 2016

The 2016 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout the region to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. In the months leading up to this year’s Summit, scheduled for September 15 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, join us to learn more about our roster of speakers.

Are your patients using cannabis as a complementary therapy to their cancer treatment? How does cannabis, or medical marijuana, impact patients undergoing traditional cancer treatments? What are the benefits and harms of use? In the research-based session on medical marijuana Donald Abrams, MD, will delve into the topic from an oncologist’s viewpoint.

Dr. Abrams is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Chief of Hematology / Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. He provides Integrative Oncology consultations at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and is co-chair of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s developing program in Supportive Care.

He served as Assistant Director of the UCSF Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital and was chair of the Community Consortium, a professional association of more than 200 primary care providers treating Bay Area patients with HIV. He conducted numerous clinical trials investigating complementary therapies in patients with HIV including therapeutic touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine interventions, medical marijuana, medicinal mushrooms and distant healing.

His interest in botanical therapies led him to pursue a two-year Fellowship in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona which he completed in December 2004. His particular passion in the field involves nutrition and cancer. Since completing his Fellowship, Dr. Abrams has been providing Integrative Medicine consultation to people living with and beyond cancer at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He remains interested in conducting clinical trials in integrative oncology particularly investigating medicinal mushrooms, Traditional Chinese Medicine interventions and massage.

Dr. Abrams was the President of the Society for Integrative Oncology in 2010 and has been a member of various Education sub-committees of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has co-edited an Oxford University Press textbook in Integrative Oncology with Andrew Weil, MD. He was also named a Top Cancer Doctor in Newsweek‘s Special Health Issue on Curing Cancer, in the category of Medical Oncology

Join us for this presentation and more at the 2016 Nevada Cancer Control Summit. Registration is $95 at the early bird rate through Aug. 12 and includes CE, handouts, lunch, and networking opportunities. Review the entire agenda and register online here.

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The 2014 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout Nevada and the nation to discuss the latest topics in cancer