Emerging Therapies For Hematological Cancers A Free Education Program For Healthcare Professionals

Speaker: Paul G. Richardson, MD Clinical Program Leader and Director of Clinical Research Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center Dana-Farber Cancer Institute RJ Corman Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014 Time: 5:45 p.m. Registration Location: Inn at Middletown Complimentary dinner will be served Pre-registration for this free program is required. 6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Presentation 70 Main Street, Middletown Please contact Jennifer McGarry at 203-427-2046 or email to jennifer.mcgarry@lls.org to register for this free Goal: To educate healthcare professionals about the diagnosis and treatment of Myeloma, including emerging therapies Objectives: At the…

2014 Annual Meeting

Thank you to all of those who attended our 11th Annual Meeting, “Cancer Survivorship: Models of Care Across the Lifespan”. The conference was a wonderful success held on November 5, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. In addition to hosting a number of Nationally-known and well-respected speakers, attendees were able to hear from Senators Blumenthal and Murphy, as well as the Commissioner of Public Health, Jewel Mullen. Many of those who were able to attend called the conference “the best the Partnership has ever had.” Below you can find the agenda for the conference, complete with links to each speaker’s presentation. For…

CT Department of Public Health Data Day

Please help us celebrate National Public Health Week by joining us on April 7, 2014 for an informational forum on public health data collected and available through the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). Attendees will hear from several programs across DPH that maintain important databases and information management systems in the areas of infectious disease, chronic disease, hospitalizations, maternal and child health and environmental health. Topics of discussion will cover many data systems, including: • Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data (HIDD) • Cancer Surveillance and Epidemiology (SEER Data Management System) • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) •…

Governor Malloy Addresses Release of New Cancer Plan

At a press conference held at the State Capitol this morning, the Connecticut Cancer Partnership launched the Connecticut Cancer Plan 2014 – 2017. Dr. Andrew Salner, Partnership Board Member, described the work and history of the Partnership before introducing Governor Dannel Malloy, who discussed the importance of cancer control both from a personal and statewide perspective. Board Chair Linda Mowad noted that this Plan, “the third produced by the Partnership, recognizes the importance of common behavioral risk factors for chronic disease prevention, including cancer, and the effectiveness of population-based approaches to large scale reductions in disparities and improvements in outcomes,…