A free community cancer symposium will be held on Saturday, October 15, at McHenry County College in the Conference Center. The college is located at 8900 Northwest Highway (Route 14) between Crystal Lake and Woodstock. The day-long program runs from 8am to 3pm, and includes presentations by nationally-recognized physicians who will address advances in diagnostic and treatment options for patients.
Ning G. Wu, MD, former chief resident in urology at Duke University in North Carolina, will speak on the latest treatments in prostate cancer. He is a specialist in adult and pediatric urology. Aaron Schwaab, MD, of Surgical Associates of Fox Valley, will speak on surgical advances in treating breast cancer. Michael Soble, MD, of North Shore Oncology-Hematology Associates, will discuss Medical Advances in treating Breast Cancer. Michael Hall, MD, of the University of Chicago Medical Center, will speak on Hot Topics/Genetics/Genetic Testing in Breast/Prostate Cancer. Finally, Edward S. Garbacz, MD, will talk on Complimentary Alternative Medicine: Safe Practices in Breast and Prostate Cancer. Dr. Garbacz is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture.
A physician panel, moderated by Terrence J. Bugno, MD, will answer questions from the audience following the presentations. Dr. Bugno is the medical director of Centegra Sage Cancer Center in McHenry.
The day is suitable for cancer patients, community members and health care professionals. It includes a continental breakfast during registration from 8 to 8:30am and a box lunch. There will also be several breaks during the day. The entire symposium and all refreshments are free. The cancer symposium is sponsored by Centegra Health System, the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation, the Centegra Foundation and Centegra Sage Cancer Center.