Today, the American Lung Association in Central Florida announced that Dr. Marcelo DaSilva from AdventHealth Orlando will speak at the LUNG FORCE Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup on May 11.
The Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup is a program designed for lung cancer patients and caregivers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer. The meeting’s virtual platform will enable attendees from across the nation to forge meaningful connections with other patients and caregivers. Dr. DaSilva will present on Advances in Her2-Positive Lung Cancer Treatments.
“Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Fortunately, we are seeing improved survival rates thanks to increased awareness of early detection through lung cancer screening and continued advancements in research,” said Janelle Hom, executive director at the Lung Association. “We are honored to have Dr. DaSilva featured at this national event to help people living with lung cancer navigate new developments in lung cancer treatment.”
At the event, other topics will include lung cancer nutrition, managing caregiver stress and breakout sessions about biomarkers including KRAS, RET and MET. View the full schedule here.
"Lung cancer impacts hundreds of thousands of people every year, but the good news is, we’re getting better and better and treating the disease. With expansions in screening guidelines and emerging treatment options and clinical trials, we have more hope than ever before," said Marcelo DaSilva, MD, Surgical Director, Thoracic Cancer Program, AdventHealth Cancer Institute.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.