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.