Joanna Thompson, director of the Center for Chest Care and the Northwest Arkansas Lung Cancer Screening Program, and Dr. Daniel Bradford, a founding physician of Highlands Oncology Group, will participate in the 3rd annual Collaborating for Improved Screening and Care Conference hosted by the Lung Cancer Alliance. The conference will be from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington D.C.
The conference will bring together health care professionals from lung cancer screening and care programs across the country to meet, share lessons learned, troubleshoot problems and identify continued areas of need in lung cancer screening programs, according to the Lung Cancer Alliance.
Thompson sits on the event planning committee and will act as a moderator and Dr. Bradford will participate on a panel delivering a presentation on "Effective Use of Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Teams in Screening Programs."
The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to providing support and advocacy for people living with or at risk for the disease, according to its website.
The Northwest Arkansas Lung Cancer Screening Program is the only program of its kind in Arkansas certified by the Lung Cancer Alliance and the only non-hospital program certified nationwide.
The Free Lung Cancer Screening Program is sponsored by MANA Imaging, MANA Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiovascular Surgical Clinic of Northwest Arkansas, P.A., Highlands Oncology Group, P.A. and Hope Cancer Resources.
Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined, which includes colon, breast and pancreatic cancer, according to the American Lung Association (ALA).
As the leading cancer treatment and research facility in Northwest Arkansas, Highlands Oncology Group is dedicated to the advancement of cancer treatment and to providing patients with the best possible care and results.
To learn more about the conference, visit: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org
Highlands Oncology Group is a state-of-the-art facility, with a world-class team of specialists, that is committed to providing premier cancer treatment and to enhancing the quality of life of patients and their loved ones. Highlands Oncology group provides this in a friendly, comfortable environment conveniently located in Northwest Arkansas. Highlands offers the latest technology of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapies, on-site labs, a pharmacy and an infusion center. They also offer access to clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinics and support groups. Highlands Oncology Group is helping patients win the battle against cancer, every day!
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