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Personalized Medicine in Oncology

On February 23, 2021, Banner Health Foundation hosted an online presentation and discussion hosted by Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD, Senior Physician Executive for Oncology at Banner Health.

The program featured a panel of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center experts including David Paul, MD, Physician Executive, Rachit Kumar, MD, Section Chief, Radiation Oncology and Tom Dragovich, MD, Chief of the Division of Clinical Research and Interim Chief of Cancer Medicine at Banner MD Anderson. It was also moderated by a special guest, Jacque Keller, an internationally acclaimed artist and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center patient.

During the program, stories of hope made possible by cutting edge technology, program expansion and clinical trials were shared, and there was an interactive discussion on the latest advances in oncology care and research. 

Pillars of cancer care at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center include:

  • Excellence in Clinical Care – multi-disciplinary programs are foundational
  • Patient Centered Care – including access and inpatient services
  • Integrated Delivery of Care – one program, multiple sites

Speakers

David Paul, MD
Physician Executive, Banner Health
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Rachit Kumar, MD
Section Chief, Radiation Oncology
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Tom Dragovich, MD
Interim Chief, Cancer Medicine and Chief, Division of Clinical Research
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Jacque Keller
Artist and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center patient

Host

Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD
Sr. Physician Executive for Oncology, Banner Health
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Thank you to all the attendees who attended. Did you miss the program? Watch the recorded presentation below. 

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Reach out to learn more about how you can make a difference through philanthropy at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is our privilege to serve the patients, families, physicians and clinical teams at Banner MD Anderson by assisting those who would like to support advances in oncology treatment and care through charitable donations.

Philanthropy is instrumental in the work of Banner MDA. As a non-profit, the organization invests all proceeds back into providing programs and services for patients. Donations allow us to provide patient assistance, advance research initiatives and enhance our ability to serve patients and families.

Thank you for investing in Banner MD Anderson – we wouldn’t be where we are today without your support!

Linda Lotz
Chief Development Officer, Oncology

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David Simon
 
Development Director

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Preventing Alzheimer's: A discussion about the most recent advances in research and strategies to battle Alzheimer's and dementia at the Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI)

On November 12, 2020, Banner Health Foundation hosted an online presentation and discussion featuring Eric Reiman, MD, Executive Director of BAI and Chief Executive Officer of Banner Research and Pierre Tariot, MD, Director of BAI. 

The program was moderated by Marjorie Bessel, MD, Chief Clinical Officer of Banner Health.

During the program, our speakers discussed subjects including Alzheimer’s research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and more.

Speakers

Eric Reiman, MD
Executive Director, BAI
Chief Executive Officer, Banner Research
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Pierre Tariot, MD
Director, BAI
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Moderator

Marjorie Bessel, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, Banner Health
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Thank you to all the attendees who attended. Did you miss the program? Watch the recorded presentation below. 

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Hazel Richards
Development Advisor

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Talking About My Generation: A candid conversation about dementia, diagnosis and treatment at Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI)

On November 2, 2020, Banner Health Foundation hosted an online presentation and discussion featuring Allan A. Anderson, MD, Director, Toole Family Memory Center, BAI - Tucson and Helle Brand, Physician Assistant, Memory Disorders Clinic - Tucson.

The program was moderated by Mara Aspinall, Managing Director, BlueStone Venture Partners.

During the program, our speakers discussed subjects including Alzheimer’s diagnosis, treatment, care management, caregiver support and lifestyle intervention.

Speakers

Allan A. Anderson, MD
Medical Director, Toole Family Memory Center, BAI - Tucson
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Helle Brand, Physician Assistant
Memory Disorders Clinic - Tucson

Moderator

Mara Aspinall, Managing Director
BlueStone Venture Partners

Thank you to all the attendees who attended. Did you miss the program? Watch the recorded presentation below. 

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Hazel Richards
Development Advisor

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Melanoma in the Valley of the Sun: The latest findings, teachings and research at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

On October 29, 2020, Banner Health Foundation hosted an online presentation and discussion featuring Mark Gimbel, MD, a Surgical Oncologist and the Medical Director of the T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and Fade Mahmoud, MD, an oncologist specializing in melanoma and sarcoma.

The program was moderated by Tom and Jan Lewis, benefactors of the T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence.

Presenters discussed the incredible growth since 2011 of the melanoma program at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in the East Valley, which now includes expansion sites in the West Valley and in downtown Phoenix. They also outlined community outreach and education initiatives shared recent advances in melanoma research that have led to life-saving clinical trials. A special guest, melanoma patient Chris Terry, shared her remarkable journey, and the program concluded with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the expert panel, including the two physician leaders and Allison Beavers, Senior Manager of Clinical Services for the T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Speakers

Mark Gimbel, MD, Surgical Oncology
Medical Director, T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence
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Fade Mahmoud, MD
Medical Oncology, Melanoma and Sarcoma
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Allison Beavers
Senior Manager, Clinical Services
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Chris Terry
Melanoma Cancer Patient 
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Moderators

Tom & Jan Lewis
Benefactors of the T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence

Please provide your address here to be mailed a little surprise from the T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence, along with additional educational information about skin cancer. Our way of expressing our appreciation to you for taking the time to participate in the webinar. We know this topic is important to you.

Thank you to all the attendees who attended. Did you miss the program? Watch the recorded presentation below. 

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Linda Lotz
Chief Development Officer, Oncology

512.751.7830
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David Simon
 
Development Director

480.272.3635
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Notes from the Rhythm Section: An evening with experts in heart rhythm disorders

On October 27, 2020, Banner Health Foundation hosted an online presentation and discussion featuring Wilber Su, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director, Heart Rhythm Services, J. Peter Weiss MD, MSc Director, Ventricular Arrhythmia Management and Robotics and Michael Zawaneh, MD Faculty Physician – Electrophysiology. The program was moderated by Michael B. Fallon, MD, FACP, Executive Director for Clinical Research.

During the program, there was an interactive discussion about telerobotics, international collaboration, technology advancements and expanded treatment options.

Speakers

Wilber Su, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director
Heart Rhythm Services 
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J. Peter Weiss MD, MSc
Director, Ventricular Arrhythmia Management and Robotics
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Michael Zawaneh, MD
Faculty Physician – Electrophysiology
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Moderator

Michael B. Fallon, MD, FACP
Executive Director for Clinical Research
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Thank you to all the attendees who attended. Did you miss the program? Watch the recorded presentation below. 

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TrixieAnn Golberg
Development Director-Academic Medicine Phoenix

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Savannah and the Glass Half Full: A captivating discussion about a novel clinical trial

On October 21, 2020, Banner Health Foundation hosted an online presentation and discussion featuring Emmanuel Katsanis, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in Tucson, Savannah Perez, 12-year-old pediatric cancer survivor and Vanessa Perez, Savannah's mother, who served as her half-match bone marrow donor. The program was moderated by Nancy Davis, Banner Health Foundation Board Member.  

During the program, there was an interactive discussion about a novel clinical trial that saved Savannah in her third cancer battle. 

Speakers and Moderator

Emmanuel Katsanis, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Tucson
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Nancy Davis
Banner Health Foundation Board Member

Savannah and Vanessa Perez
Grateful Patient and Family

Thank you to all the attendees who attended. Did you miss the program? Watch the recorded presentation below. 

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Chad Rohlfs 
Chief Development Officer, Tucson 

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Rising to the Challenge: The future of treatment and research at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

On October 12, 2020, Banner Health Foundation hosted an online presentation and discussion featuring Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD, Director of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center; Tom Dragovich, MD, Chief of the Division of Clinical Research and Interim Chief of Cancer Medicine at Banner MD Anderson; and Lamont Yoder, CEO of Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Gateway Medical Center, Banner Heart Hospital and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The program was moderated by Becky Kuhn, Chief Operating Officer at Banner Health.

During the program, stories of hope made possible by cutting edge clinical trials were shared and there was an interactive discussion on the latest advances in oncology care and research.

Pillars of cancer care at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center include:

  • Excellence in Clinical Care – multi-disciplinary programs are foundational
  • Patient Centered Care – including access and inpatient services
  • Integrated Delivery of Care – one program, multiple sites

Speakers

Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD
Director of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center 
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Tom Dragovich, MD
Chief of the Division of Clinical Research and Interim Chief of Cancer Medicine
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Read his bio here

Lamont Yoder
CEO of Banner Baywood Medical Center
Banner Gateway Medical Center

Banner Heart Hospital
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Moderator

Becky Kuhn
Chief Operating Officer of Banner Health
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Thank you to all the attendees who attended. Did you miss the program? Watch the recorded presentation below. 

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Linda Lotz
Chief Development Officer, Oncology

512.751.7830
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David Simon
 
Development Director

480.272.3635
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Where Hope Takes Flight: A forum about advances in breast cancer care that heal and save lives

On September 23, 2020, Banner Health Foundation hosted an online presentation and discussion featuring Lida Mina, MD, Associate Director of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Comprehensive Breast Program, Kelly Rosso, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist and Breast Program Leader at Banner MD Anderson Northwest Region, and Jessica Walling, breast cancer patient at Banner MD Anderson and Co-Founder of the Be Kind Project.

The program was moderated by Julie Billar, MD, Director of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Comprehensive Breast Program.

During the program, there was an interactive discussion on the latest advances in breast cancer care, genetic testing and research.

Speakers

Lida Mina, MD
Associate Director of Comprehensive Breast Program 
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Kelly Rosso, MD
Breast, Surgical Oncology
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Jessica Walling
Breast Cancer Patient
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Co-Founder of the Be Kind Project

Moderator

Julie Billar, MD
Director of Comprehensive Breast Program
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A Q&A session with the presenters and an esteemed panel of breast specialists was moderated by Dr. Billar, including:

 

Shakeela Bahadur, MD
Breast, Medical Oncology
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Emily Grade, MD
Radiation Oncology
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Vilert Loving, MD
Chief of Breast Imaging
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Thank you to all the attendees who attended. Did you miss the program? Watch the recorded presentation below. 

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Linda Lotz
Chief Development Officer, Oncology

512.751.7830
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David Simon
 
Development Director

480.272.3635
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At the Heart of Hope: The future of healing at the Banner Health Advanced Heart Failure Center

On August 12, 2020, Banner Health Foundation hosted an online presentation and discussion featuring Banner Health leaders, Francisco Arabia, MD, MBA, FACS and Radha Gopalan, MD, FACC. The program was moderated by Jeremy Goodman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. 

During the program, there was an interactive discussion on lifesaving advances in cardiac care.

Speakers

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Francisco Arabía, MD, MBA, FACS
Banner Health
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Radha Gopalan, MD, FACC
Banner Health
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Moderator

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Jeremy Goodman, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

Thank you to all the attendees who attended. Did you miss the program? Watch the recorded presentation below. 

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TrixieAnn Golberg
Development Director-Academic Medicine Phoenix

602.747.4492
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