Memorial Medical Center
Reschedules Free Lung Cancer Awareness Event
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[November 30, 2018]
Memorial Medical Center has rescheduled a free community event to
inform and educate people about lung cancer to Wednesday, Dec. 5, at
the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W.
The program, “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer,” was originally
scheduled for Nov. 15 but was canceled because of inclement weather.
The rescheduled program will begin at 6 p.m. in room 2A on the
MCLI's second floor.
The two-hour program will feature Dr. Traves Crabtree and Dr.
Stephen Hazelrigg, both with Southern Illinois University School of
Medicine, and Dr. P.J. Nanavati with University Radiologists. The
program will also honor people living with lung cancer and those who
have been lost to the disease.
Crabtree, a cardiothoracic surgeon and professor with the division
of cardiothoracic surgery in the department of surgery at SIU School
of Medicine, will discuss lung cancer prevention and screenings.
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Hazelrigg, chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Memorial Medical Center and the
division of cardiothoracic surgery at SIU School of Medicine, will present new
and innovative treatments for lung cancer.
Nanavati, a radiation oncologist, will discuss the use of stereotactic body
radiation therapy to treat lung cancer.
A custom-made lung model with camera will be set up for participants to
visualize what takes place during lung cancer surgery.
Free parking is available in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation's
parking garage at Rutledge and Carpenter streets. Light refreshments will be
To register, visit MemorialMedical.com/ Events or call 217-788-3333.