Melanoma mini-symposium scheduled for June 8

May 21, 2009

Join Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute for the eighth annual melanoma mini-symposium on June 8 in Lecture Room D of the main hospital. The event, focused on the importance of clinical trials for the treatment of melanoma, begins at noon and is scheduled to run until 4:30 p.m.

Program schedule:


 Welcome and introduction

Gavin P. Robertson,  associate professor, Departments of  Pharmacology, Pathology, Dermatology, and Surgery
Ralph Detrick, 2009 President, Elizabethtown Rotary Club
Mike Arnold, 2009 President, Foreman Foundation for Melanoma Research
Kent E. Vrana, Elliot S. Vesell Professor and Chair, Pharmacology

12:15 p.m.

Melanoma patient’s perspective

Alyson Pospisil, melanoma patient advocate

12:30 p.m.

Melanoma Therapeutics Program update

Gavin Robertson

1:00 p.m.

What a patient needs to know about melanoma

Daniel J. Geltrude, co-founder, Mike Geltrude Foundation

1:30 p.m.

Multidisciplinary skin oncology clinic

Rogerio I. Neves, associate professor, Departments of Surgery, Dermatology, and Pharmacology

2:00 p.m. BREAK
2:15 p.m.

Advanced melanoma: Are we making progress in treatment?

Rene Gonzalez, professor, Medicine/Medical Oncology, University of Colorado, Denver

3:15 p.m.

New and effective treatments for metastatic melanoma

Paul Chapman, attending physician, Melanoma/Sarcoma Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Professor, Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York City

4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Tom Loughran Jr., director, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

For more information, please contact Anton Mulder at (717) 531-0003 ext. 285928.

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Last Updated May 21, 2009