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Nevada Cancer Control Summit

Nevada Cancer Control Summit

September 28, 2021 
Carpenters International Training Center
212 Carpenters Union Way
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Hosted by Nevada Cancer Coalition, the Nevada Cancer Control Summit is a statewide conference featuring sessions on targeted topics across the cancer spectrum. The Summit brings together physicians, nurses, advocates, survivors, administrators, and more to share cutting-edge information, update practitioners on the latest topics in cancer care, and strengthen the coalition to further cancer control efforts in Nevada.

The Summit offers continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, cancer registry professionals, and oftentimes credits for other specialty areas. Click the CME/CE tab for updated credit information.


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2021 Summit Exhibitors and Sponsors

This conference is supported, in part, by exhibits in accordance with the ACCME standards for Commercial Support:

Platnium Level



Gold Level 

Caris Life Sciences

Clovis Oncology

Coherus Biosciences

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Guardant Health

Nevada Oncology Society


Servier Pharmaceuticals

State of Nevada 

Summit Tote Sponsor 

Activity Sponsors

Exhibitor Bingo Sponsor - Who doesn't like to sponsor games?

Breakfast & Break Sponsor - Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Awards Luncheon Sponsor - PhRMA

Silver Level


American Cancer Society



Bristol Myers Squibb

Daiichi Sankyo

Eli Lilly



MorphoSys US

Nevada Cancer Research Foundation

Nevada Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease


Bronze Level

Ambry Genetics


AVEO Oncology


Center for Hope at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Karyopharm Therapeutics


Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through a grant by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Nevada Central Cancer Registry, number 5NU58DP006306-02. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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2021 Agenda

Read more about this year's speakers here.

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
The Future of Cancer Care in Nevada: Addressing Workforce Shortages and Capacity Issues

John Packham, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno

  • Discuss the key drivers of current and future health workforce demand in Nevada
  • Assess the current supply of physicians, nurses, and the cancer-care workforce in Nevada
  • Evaluate state and federal policy measures to address health workforce shortages and cancer-care needs in Nevada

9:15 - 10 a.m.
Detecting Early Stage Cancer with a Blood Test

Tina Clarke Dur, PhD, MPH, Head of Epidemiology & Senior Principal Clinical Scientist, GRAIL

  • Discuss the cumulative burden of late-stage cancer diagnosis, especially for unscreened cancers
  • Review the science of blood-based cancer detection signals and the promise of multi-cancer early detection to complement standard-of-care cancer screenings
  • Identify barriers that must be overcome for adoption of multi-cancer detection and further innovation in this space

10 - 10:30 a.m.
Break and Exhibits

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
 Addressing Breast Reconstruction BEFORE and AFTER Mastectomy

Joshua Goldman, MD, University of Nevada Las Vegas

  • Apply the lessons learned from the review of patient morbidity and mortality cases in Nevada
  • Discuss health care disparities affecting breast cancer survivors in Nevada, particularly in the rural areas
  • Describe health policy and legislation protecting breast cancer survivors and their options for breast reconstruction
  • Evaluate opportunities to improve standards of care, including delayed breast reconstruction in breast cancer survivors
  • Discuss advances in breast reconstruction options

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Genetics in Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment

Courtney Rowe-Teeter, MS, CGC, Stanford Cancer Center

  • Describe the importance of and advances in cancer genetic risk assessment for cancer prevention and early detection
  • Review the potential implications of germline genetic testing in cancer treatment
  • Discuss the research showing improved access to care through telegenetic counseling
  • Identify resources to help patients across the state access genetic counseling and genetic testing

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Summit Awards Luncheon and Exhibits

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Tobacco Control and Health Equity

David Wetter, PhD, Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute

  • Describe the public health impact of tobacco and its role in health inequities
  • Discuss implementation of tobacco cessation implementation strategies in primary care
  • Describe pilot, program design, and results of “quit-line” pull strategy

2:15 - 3 p.m.
Compassion Fatigue

Christina Alsop, APRN, DNP, Renown Health

  • Review the definition of compassion fatigue and the effects it has on healthcare professionals
  • Identify self-care techniques and strategies in order to combat compassion fatigue

3 - 3:15 p.m.
Break and Exhibits

3:15 - 4 p.m.
Innovations in the Treatment of Brain Cancer

Samual Francis, MD, MS, Comprehensive Cancer Centers

  • Understand current standard of care treatment recommendations for brain tumors
  • Discuss recent innovations in treatment of brain tumors
  • Discuss future directions and ongoing clinical studies for brain tumors

4 - 5 p.m.
Sex, Peanut Butter, and Religion and Other Well-Known Causes of Cancer

James Cohen, MD, Renown Health

  • Discuss natural, environmental, and man-made causes of cancer and what steps can be taken to prevent it


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Continuing Education Credit

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 6 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

2021 Nevada Cancer Control Summit program supports 6 CE hours of which 5.25 meet the Category A requirement

CME Accreditation & Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the Nevada Cancer Coalition. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education in physicians. 

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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**Sponsorship for the 2021 Summit is closed**

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

Activity Sponsorship Options - $2,000

Activity support packages allow exhibitors/sponsors to provide additional support to any of several activities and receive extra recognition. Each sponsorship level includes all Silver benefits, plus benefits noted below:

Registry Session Sponsor: Unavailable
Receive recognition as the exclusive sponsor of the half-day breakout sessions for cancer registry professionals, including logo recognition on-site. Also supports 2 scholarships to be awarded to registry professionals by NCC, in sponsor’s name.

Exhibitor Bingo Sponsor: 1 Available
Receive recognition as sponsor of the Exhibitor Bingo activity with logo placement on bingo cards placed in all attendee totes.

Breakfast & Break Sponsor: 2 Available
Receive recognition as the sponsor of breakfast and afternoon break, including signage with logo at buffet/refreshment table.

Awards Luncheon Sponsor: Unavailable
Receive recognition as the sponsor of the annual Summit Awards and Luncheon, including logo placement on tables and in presentation.

Attendee Tote Sponsorship - $3,000 - Unavailable

The Attendee Tote Sponsor receives their logo printed on all conference totes, distributed to attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. In addition, this level includes all the benefits of Silver Sponsorship.

For speaker or session sponsorship, or to discuss additional options, please contact or call 775-451-1670 ext. 102.

Click here for more details and to fill out the 2021 Sponsorship & Exhibit Commitment.

Nevada Cancer Coalition
5250 Neil Rd., Suite 203
Reno, NV 89502

If you need an invoice, please email

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Nevada Cancer Control Summit Registration

Registration fee includes one breakfast, one lunch, CME/CE certificate, and access to electronic handouts.
Cancellations received by September 17, 2021 will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations after September 17, 2021 are non-refundable.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport
230 Hidden Well Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Website: Click Here
*Please note, accomodations moved from Tru by Hilton to Homewood Suites

Room rate is $95 per night for Monday, September 27, 2021 arrival.
Rates are subject to state and local taxes, which are currently 13% per room per night

Please contact Brady Breault to make your room reservations –

Room block expires on August 27, 2021.

Parking: Self-parking is avaible at no charge. 

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2019 Nevada Cancer Control Summit Awardees 

Healthcare Partner of the Year - Organization
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Healthcare Partner of the Year - Physician 
Chivonne Harrigal, MD

Healthcare Partner of the Year - Navigator 
Gladys Dolor, RN, BSN, OCN

Healthcare Partner of the Year - Navigator 
Georganna Reynolds, RN, BSN, OCN

Community Program Award
Elko Cancer Network

Community Champion Award
Marisa Marshall, RN, BSN, BA

Advocacy Award
Michael Hackett

Advocacy Award
Senator Joyce Woodhouse

Sun Smart Nevada Award
Whitney Hovenic, MD, MPH

2018-2019 Sun Smart Nevada Superstar
Anita Savell, UNR Medical Student

NVCRA Registrar Award
Cathy Short, CTR

Nevada Central Cancer Registry Partner of the Year
Northern Nevada Radiation Oncology 

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2019 Handouts & Presentations 

New Directions for the Commission on Cancer (CoC)
James Harris, MD, FACS, Department of Surgery, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Western Surgical Group

Raising the Tail of Cancer Survival Curves with Immunotherapy
Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

PSA Prostate Screening Tool: Past, Present, and Future
Oscar Goodman, MD, PhD, Comprehensive Cancer Centers

Oncology Collaborations: Addressing Breast Cancer Recommendations and Risk Factos as a Region and in Your Practice
Karin Klove, MD, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine

Pediatric Oncology Care in Nevada 
Martin Johnston, MD, Renown Health

Pediatric Oncology Care in Nevada
Alan Ikeda, MD, Children's Specialty Center

The Role of Psycho-Oncology in Treating Cancer Patients and Their Families
Xiomara Rocha-Cadman, MD, Memorial Kettering Cancer/NYPH Weil Cornell

Colorectal Cancer Treatment in 20's
Matthew Crapko, MD, FACS Western Surgical Group​

Break Out Sessions

Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening for Your Patients
Christina Alsop, DNP, AOCNP, Renown Health

Addressing Skin Cancer in the Primary Care Setting and Advances in Treatment
Whitney Hovenic, MD, Skin Cancer Dermatology Institute

Abstracting GYN Cancers
Abstracting Head and Neck Cancers
STORE Radiation Items
Denise Harrison, BS, CTR Santa Barbara City College