Lung Cancer Symposium – April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 – 8:30 a.m.


Christiana Hospital campus
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center Main Auditorium

The Inaugural Lung Cancer Symposium will bring together health care professionals and interested community members to exchange information about the dangers of lung cancer and share novel approaches targeted to reducing death and morbidity among patients who suffer from this disease.

Key speakers for the event:

  • Bo Lu, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, Sidney Kimmel Medical College –  presents “Recent Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment”
  • Daniel Rodriguez, Ph.D., Professor of Public Health, LaSalle University –  presents “Understanding the Role of Psychological and Contextual Factors in the Smoking Cessation Process”
  • Albert A. Rizzo, M.D., FACP, FACCP, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Christiana Care; American Lung Association’s Key Medical Advisor – presents “The American Lung Associations’ Imperative to Defeat Lung Cancer”
  • Gregory A. Masters, M.D., National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Christiana Care; Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson Medical School – presents “Treatment Advances in Lung Cancer: The Importance of Clinical Trials”
  • Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., Director of the Gene Editing Institute, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Christiana Care – presents “CRISPR-directed Gene Editing as an Augmentative Therapy for Lung Cancer”
  • Scott Siegel, Ph.D., MHCDS, Director of Population Health Psychology, Value Institute, Christiana Care –  presents “Novel Endgame Strategies: Extinguishing Smoking Behavior”
  • Heather Bittner Fagan, M.D., MPH, FACCP, Lead, Community Engagement & Outreach for ACCEL Delaware’s Center for Translational Research Associate Vice Chair, Research Department of Family and Community Medicine Christiana Care Health System – presents  “Lessons from the Real World of Lung Cancer Screening Implementation”


We are grateful to the American Lung Association for their continued support of the Delaware community. This symposium was generously funded by the Delaware INBRE program (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) through the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of General Medical Sciences Institutional Development Award [NIH-NIGMS: P20 GM103446].