Wilmot Expert to Discuss Leukemia, MDS Advances at Gilda’s Club June 12

June 09, 2008

Leukemia expert Jane Liesveld, M.D., of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will lead a discussion on advances in the care of leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes on Thursday, June 12, at Gilda’s Club and Cancer Action. The free program begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The “Ask the Expert” event will include opportunities for attendees to ask questions.

Leukemia diagnoses comprise only 3 percent of all cancers, with about 45,000 cases per year in the United States. Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of diseases that affect the bone marrow and blood. Like leukemias, some forms MDS are mild and easily managed, while other types are severe and life-threatening. MDS can also develop into a fast-growing, severe leukemia called acute myelogenous leukemia.

To attend this discussion, call Gilda’s Club at (585) 423-9700. Gilda’s Club is located at 255 Alexander St.
Jane Liesveld, M.D.

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