45th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Cancer Conference: Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women. It is also by far the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. In addition, tobacco use still remains the single largest cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. The options for the diagnosing, treating and managing lung cancer are constantly evolving. The primary care provider is an essential partner in the smoking cessation as well as the diagnosis and management of lung cancer. This conference is designed to present new developments in the lung cancer, and to encourage discussion of these developments and to improve patient outcomes.
The program will consist of 4 lectures on current and future issues relating to the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, as well as smoking cessation and tobacco control.
The general topic and subtopics of the meeting were chosen by the committee by reviewing previous conference evaluations, surveying past participants and by consulting experts in field of oncology and general medicine. In addition, expert opinion from committee members and review of the literature provided further information on the educational gaps.