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Nevada Cancer Control Summit

Nevada Cancer Control Summit

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year's Nevada Cancer Control Summit! 

September 16, 2019

Whitney Peak Hotel
Reno, Nevada

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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2019 Summit Exhibitors and Sponsors

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

Platnium Level


Summit Tote Sponsor 

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Gold Level

Amgen Oncology


Coherus Biosciences

Cure 4 The Kids


Activity Sponsors

Registry Session Sponsor - This could be you!

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

Breakfast & Break Sponsor - Make everyone happy first thing in the morning!

Awards Luncheon Sponsor - You could be their midday hero!

View our Sponsorship & Exhibitor Packet for more information on all sponsorships.

Silver Level

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Astellas Pharma US


Bristol-Myers Squibb

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. 

Mountain View Hospital

Nevada Oncology Society

Nevada Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation


Saint Mary's Health Network

Seattle Genetics

Servier Pharmaceuticals

Bronze Level

Carson Tahoe Health 

Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican

GI Consultants

The Heath Foundation

Jannsen Oncology


Nevada Radon Education


Skin Cancer Dermatology Institute

Taiho Oncology

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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7:00am - 8:00am Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
8:00am - 9:00am

Cari Herington, MBA


New Directions for the Commission on Cancer (CoC)
James Harris, MD, FACS, Nevada State Chair of Cancer for CoC Chair, Department of Surgery at UNR, Western Surgical Group

9:00am - 10:00am

Concurrent Sessions

Raising the Tail of Cancer Survival Curves with Immunotherapy
Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Division of Hematology and Oncology Director, Solid Tumor Immunotherapy, Huntsman Cancer Institute


Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening for Your Patients
Christina Alsop, APRN, Intake Oncology Coordinator and Lung Screening Clinic, Renown

10:00am - 10:30am Break & Exhibits

10:30am - 11:30am

Concurrent Sessions

PSA as a Prostate Screening Tool: Past, Present and Future
Oscar Goodman, MD, Phd


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

11:30am - 12:00pm Addressing Breast Cancer Recommendations and Risk Factors as a Region and in Your Practice
Dr. Karin Klove, MD, Reno School of Medicine 
12:00pm - 1:00pm Summit Awards Luncheon

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

New Face of Pediatric Cancer in Nevada
Martin Johnson, MD, Renown
Alan Ikeda, MD, Children's Specialty Center


Registry Workshop: Abstracting GYN Cancers
Denise Harrison, BS, CTR

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Xiomara Rocha-Cadman, MD, Training Program Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiarty, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer/NYPH Weill Cornell


Registry Workshop: Abstracting Head and Neck Cancers
Denise Harrison, BS, CTR

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break & Exhibits

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Concurrent Sessions

GI Cancer Update 
Matthew Crapko, MD, FACS, Western Surgical Group


Registry Workshop: STORE Radiation Items
Denise Harrison, BS, CTR

4:15pm - 5:00pm Sex, Peanut Butter, Religion, and Other Well Known Causes of Cancer
Jim Cohen, MD
5:00pm Adjourn
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Continuing Education Credit

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 7.00 hours of continuing education credit for nurses. 

An application has been submitted to the National Cancer Registrars Association. Determination of credit is pending.

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 7.00 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This program provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medicial Examiners' requirement for continuing medical education credit in ethics, pain management, and/or addiction care. 

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Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibitors and sponsors of the Nevada Cancer Control Summit help to support NCC's efforts to provide continuing education opportunities to our members and connect them with other individuals and organizations working in the fields of oncology and cancer control. Opportunities range from Bronze level to Platinum level and additional opportunities can be tailored to meet your goals. 

Activity Sponsorship Options - $2,000

Registry Session Sponsor - 1 Available
Exhibitor Bingo Sponsor - 1 Available
Breakfast & Break Sponsor - 1 Available
Awards Luncheon Sponsor - Unavailable

Attendee Tote Sponsorship - $3,000 - Unavailable


Download the 2019 Sponsor and Exhibitor Packet

to review opportunities in detail and to pay by check, or pay by credit card below. 

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If you have any questions, please email

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2020 Cancer Control Summit Will Be Opening In Spring!

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2020 Accomodations Will Be Announced in Spring 2020!

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2019 Summit award nominations are now closed.

Stayed tuned for a list of this year's winners in September!

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Details coming soon!