Saint Anne's Hospital

795 Middle Street, Fall River, MA 02721    508-674-5600

Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center’s annual spring oncology symposium will explore prostate cancer care

Friday, April 18, 2014

Noted speakers to present topics related to prostate cancer 

Fall River, MA – Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center invites physicians, nurses and other medical professionals to its annual Spring Oncology Symposium on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Rachel’s Lakeside, 950 State Road (Route 6), Dartmouth.

Designed for all health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, radiation therapists, and others who care for cancer patients, this symposium’s presentations will include:

  • “The Role of Prostate MRI in Management of Prostate Cancer in 2014,” with Clare Tempany-Afdhal, MB, BAO, BCh, professor of radiology, Harvard Medical School; co-director of National Center for Image Guided Therapy, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • "Prostate Cancer Screening and Approach to Early Stage Disease,”  with Mark Pomerantz, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
  • “PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer: An Evidence-Based Approach,” with Anthony V. D’Amico, MD, PhD, professor and chief of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Harvard Medical School, Boston

As part of its commitment to professional education, Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center has provided for nearly 20 years two annual dinner symposia for medical professionals featuring highly regarded cancer care experts.

About Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center

Nationally accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a comprehensive community cancer program, Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center provides the expertise of university cancer centers with the care and convenience of a community setting to patients at its sites in Fall River and North Dartmouth.

As a provider of comprehensive oncology services, Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center offers advanced radiation therapy; hematology, chemotherapy, biotherapy, and other medical oncology therapies; access to select national clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute and Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s CancerCare; numerous patient and family education and support programs; free health screening activities; and community and professional education.

About Saint Anne's Hospital

Saint Anne’s Hospital is a community hospital with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, serving adults and children from southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island at its main campus in Fall River and its community satellites. Founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Saint Anne's Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care, the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England. Saint Anne’s has been recognized time and again for quality, safety and service by such organizations as The Joint Commission, Healthgrades, The Leapfrog Group, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Additional information is available at

To register for this program

This spring symposium, sponsored by Saint Anne's Hospital Regional Cancer Center, includes a hot buffet dinner and education credits for nurses, physicians and radiation therapists.

There is no charge for the dinner or symposium, but advance reservations are required by May 2, 2014.

For registration form, reservation or other information, call Joanna Dumont, 508-674-5600, ext. 2238, or e-mail

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