Drs. Persky and Kumar Featured Speakers at ‘Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options,’ Sept. 13

Sep 5, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona Cancer Center physicians Daniel Persky, MD, and Abhijeet Kumar, MD, will be the featured speakers at “Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options,” a free patient education program open to patients, caregivers and health-care professionals, Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Presented by the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the program will be held at Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second St., Tucson. Networking will begin at 6 p.m.; the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. (The program does not offer continuing education credits.)

Drs. Persky and Kumar will provide an overview of lymphoma and discuss treatment options and research updates. The program will include a question-and-answer session. Dinner will be provided to registered attendees.

Dr. Persky is an associate professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology of the Department of Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. He also is associate director of clinical investigations and medical director of the Clinical Trials Office at the UA Cancer Center.

Dr. Kumar is an assistant professor of medicine, also in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Both Drs. Kumar and Persky specialize in treating lymphoid malignancies at the UA Cancer Center and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Pre-registration for the program is required. To register, or for more information, please visit lymphoma.org/tucsonatd or call 800-500-9976 or email mspellman@lymphoma.org (Please note: Self-parking is $2 per hour at the hotel.)

About the University of Arizona Cancer Center

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with headquarters in Arizona. The UA Cancer Center is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant No. CA023074. With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the UA Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices throughout the state, with more than 300 physicians and scientists working together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information: uacc.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube)

About the Lymphoma Research Foundation

The Lymphoma Research Foundation is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused health organization devoted to improving care through education and support services and improving outcomes through investment in the most promising lymphoma research. Our mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve all those impacted by this blood cancer. For more information: lymphoma.org

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has approximately 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)

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