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Genetics and Cancer Focus of McGraw Cancer Awareness Symposium

HS Lewin
Sharyn N. Lewin, MD
HS Jones
Sarah Jones, RN
HS Setzkorn
Ronald Setzkorn, MD
HS Lowry
Stewart Lowry, MD

How genes influence cancer risk will be the focus of Upper Valley Medical Center’s annual McGraw Cancer Awareness Symposium on Sept. 29 in The Grand Ballroom of the Fort Piqua Plaza.

Keynote speaker will be Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and member of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lewin specializes in ovarian and breast cancer.  The topic of her presentation will be “Genetics and Cancer: How Your Genes Influence Your Cancer Risk.”

Registration and social time will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Dr. Lewin’s presentation at 6 p.m.

A panel discussion will follow the presentation. Panel members will include Sarah Jones, RN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at UVMC, who will discuss local genetic testing capabilities. Also on the panel will be Ronald Setzkorn, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at UVMC’s Cancer Care Center, and Stewart Lowry, MD, Cancer Liaison and Physician Champion for Cancer at UVMC.

The symposium is free. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call the UVMC Foundation office at (937) 440-7541 by noon Sept. 27.

The symposium is sponsored by the UVMC Foundation and the UVMC Cancer Care Center.

The program is made possible by a gift from the McGraw Family Fund of The Troy Foundation, a grant from the UVMC Foundation and support from Myriad Labs.

The symposium was named in honor of Bill and Ruth McGraw, who lived in the Troy area and were the parents of Bill McGraw and his sisters, Karen McGraw and Chris Grilliot. Between them, Bill and Ruth McGraw had cancer five times, but neither died from the disease.