The 2018 Cancer Summit will feature cancer specialists from St. John's
Medical Center (SJMC) and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University
of Utah. The Summit will be held Thursday, October 11, from 6 to 7 pm,
in the Grand View Ballroom at Snow King Lodge.
"One of the exciting opportunities that our affiliation with HCI offers
is community and clinical education on important medical topics,"
said SJMC communications officer Karen Connelly. "We are very pleased
to bring a top researcher and several St. John's specialists together
to speak to our community about new developments in cancer care."
Keynote speaker Jonathan Tward, MD, PhD, an HCI researcher and radiation
oncologist, will present on advances in prostate cancer diagnosis and
treatment. Dr. Tward will describe how advances in molecular testing and
imaging are expanding personalized treatment decisions for prostate cancer.
Dr. Tward is a member of the HCI genitourinary and gastrointestinal cancer
treatment teams. He is actively engaged in translational, clinical, and
outcomes research. He is one of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's
Prostate Cancer and Penile Cancer Guidelines panelists, and he is also
a strong advocate for cancer patients through his annual advocacy efforts
in Washington, DC. Dr. Tward earned a PhD in biochemistry and an MD at
Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Following Dr. Tward’s presentation, the Summit will feature a physician
panel facilitated by Dr. Martin Trott, the medical director of St. John’s
Physician Practices. The panel will focus on services available for the
diagnosis, staging, and treatment of cancer. The panelists, physicians
with medical staff privileges at St. John's Medical Center, include
Dr. John Ward, hematologist/oncologist; Dr. Ryan Bair, radiation oncologist;
Dr. Lisa Finkelstein, urologist; Dr. Ted Morgan, urologist; Dr. Randy
Kjorstad, general surgeon; and Dr. Bobby Jones, radiologist.
The Summit will also feature information about brachytherapy, a form of
radiation oncology therapy that will be available locally this fall for
the treatment of some prostate, breast, skin, and gynecological cancers.
In addition, Dr. John Ward will be recognized at the event for his contributions
to the Jackson community. St. John’s Medical Center Cancer Pavilion
was recently dedicated in honor of Dr. Ward, and a gift from Dr. Emmy
Knobloch created the Dr. John Ward Oncology Fund at the St. John’s
The Grand View Ballroom is located in the Snow King Lodge, behind the Snow
King Hotel. Watch for signs. Refreshments will be provided.
Karen Connelly, Chief Marketing Officer, St. John’s Medical Center,
307 739 7380,
Suzanne Young, Marketing Manager, University of Utah Health, 801-661-4609,
Ashlee Bright, Communications and Public Affairs Director, Huntsman Cancer
Institute, 801-556-7399, email@example.com
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
ABOUT HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE
Huntsman Cancer Institute's mission is to understand cancer from its
beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer
treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide
education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH CARE
University of Utah Health Care is the Intermountain West’s only
academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the
latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge medicine
in a caring and personal setting. The system provides care for Utahns
and residents of five surrounding states in a referral area encompassing
more than 10 percent of the continental United States.
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support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
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