AdventHealth Orlando Physician to Speak at National American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup

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 Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup is on May 11 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT. Registration is free, and all are welcome. Register now on the Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup website.

For more information, contact:

Jill Dale
[email protected]

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