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Melanoma: The Dawn of a New Era

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Melanoma: The Dawn of a New Era
Wednesday, July 19,12p-1p CST
Brought to you by the Nebraska Cancer Coalition

About the Webinar: Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. In 2023, the American Cancer Society estimates 640 new melanoma cancer cases and 60 melanoma cancer deaths in Nebraska. Join us to learn more about the risk factors associated with melanoma, contemporary treatments for melanoma including surgery, radiation, and medications and hear from a local cancer survivor.

Learning Objectives:
1) Describe the risk factors that increase the risk of melanoma.
2) Describe the changes that have happened recently with the surgical treatment of melanoma.
3) Review what types of medications are useful in the treatment of melanoma and for which stages.

About the Speakers
Joshua Mammen, MD, PhD, FACS, is the Professor of Surgery and Chief of Surgical Oncology at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Mammen grew up in Kaplan, Louisiana, a small town in the heart of Acadiana. He graduated summa cum laude with a double major in History and Medical Science from Boston University. He went on to medical school at Boston University. After a Surgery Residency at the University of Cincinnati, he completed a clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He additionally was awarded a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Physiology, a Masters in Education, and a Masters in Business Administration (dual concentration in Marketing and Management), all from the University of Cincinnati. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society for Surgical Oncology.
His clinical interest lies in oncologic surgery with a focus on melanoma, soft tissue sarcomas, breast cancer and advanced colon cancer. Dr. Mammen is also actively involved in basic science and translational research focusing on the signaling mechanisms determining cancer cell survival/stemness and assists in enrolling interested patients in on-going clinical trials.

Amy Reynoldson grew up in Gothenburg, Nebraska and now calls rural Palmyra, Nebraska home. Amy was first diagnosed with a malignant melanoma in 1995 during her sophomore year in college after going in for a routine checkup with her family physician. Since the initial diagnosis, Amy has had nine more malignant melanomas removed through wide excision along with more than 100 biopsies during her quarterly dermatology visits. She is an advocate for wearing proper sun protection and doing routine skin checks. Amy is the Executive Vice President for the Nebraska Medical Association.

1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours awarded by Iowa Western Community College, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6
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