Events

VIRTUAL - DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE - Dr Justin Favaro - New Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

When: 09/22/2020 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM



New Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Virtual Session begins promptly at 5:00 PM
Please register above in order to receive the link to join the program.

NOTE: This session will be delivered online using Zoom.  You can participate using your computer, smartphone, or tablet.  There is no cost involved or software to load.   All you need is the meeting link and password, which we will provide via email confirmation when you register above (using the button at the top of this session description).   We suggest using the provided meeting link a few minutes prior to the start time of the session.    If you don't receive a confirmation email from us within an hour of registering, please check your SPAM folder or email : lverner@carolinabreastfriends.org
 

Session Description:
Please join Dr Justin Favaro as he shares important information on the latest treatments for metastatic breast cancer.    Advanced breast cancer treatment regimens vary based on the presence or absence of the estrogen receptor on the surface of the cancer cell, HER-2 receptor amplification, and other mutations found in the tumor or on genetic testing.   Deciding on the appropriate treatment can best be described as fitting the pieces of a puzzle together.    In this session, Dr Favaro will review some data and results that have influenced his treatment decisions for patients with metastatic breast cancer.   
  
Instructor Bio: 

Dr Justin Favaro is a medical hematologist/oncologist with Oncology Physicians of Charlotte, PA.   A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Favaro received his MD and Ph.D. from The Medical University of South Carolina following an eight-year dual degree program. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society during his time in medical school. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, TX, and his fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Favaro is board certified in both Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Charlotte Magazine has recently named Dr. Favaro one of the Top Doctors in Hematology/Oncology.   Here is a link to that article:  
https://www.charlottemagazine.com/featured-practice-oncology-specialists-of-charlotte/?fbclid=IwAR0POQCI3LoHeTeRbMuBoOFnY6T51t7KV89TcktlGlCctzPCjbppk6u6vNw

His professional interests include clinical care of patients with cancer and blood disorders. He has served on multiple advisory boards as well as served as a discussant in continuing medical education videos for Research to Practice. He also develops and participants in continuing medical education programs and serves as expert witness in medical malpractice cases.


Outside of the clinical setting, Dr. Favaro has a strong interest in health care policy. He has served on the board of Community Oncology Alliance and has lobbied in Washington, DC on behalf of community oncology. Dr. Favaro led in the development of the first local chapter of the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) and he has served as president of the North Carolina Oncology Association. Dr. Favaro has spoken at support group meetings for patients with colon cancer and multiple myeloma and has participated in local fundraising races for cancer.

Dr. Favaro is married with two children and enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with his family.


Always check the CBF website for updates on the current month's calendar.

 

Contact CBF for more details:
Email: lverner@carolinabreastfriends.org



Pink House Disclaimer....
Programs at Carolina Breast Friends should not be used as a substitute for any treatment. Sessions are intended to provide community and general support for breast cancer survivors. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your doctor if you are in any way concerned about activities that are part of an offered program.

 

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