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Friends of the Lewiston Library speaker series event educates on cancer awareness

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Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:15 pm

Join the Friends of the Lewiston Library for the first presentation of the 2020 speaker series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The topic, in honor of Cancer Awareness Month is “Today’s Approach to Breast Cancer Care.” It will be presented by Dr. Stephen Edge, vice president of health care outcomes and policy at Roswell Park Cancer Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Edge specializes in diagnosis, staging and treatment of breast cancer; health services research, including how cancer care is delivered; and mechanisms to evaluate and improve cancer care and outcomes.

Originally from Chicago, Edge attended medical school and trained in surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute, he became an assistant professor of surgery and surgical oncology at the University of Virginia. In 1992, Edge came to Roswell Park and served as chief of the breast service, and professor of surgery and oncology until 2013.

In April 2016, following a three-year appointment as cancer center director at Baptist Cancer Center in Memphis, Edge returned to Roswell Park in a new role within the Roswell Park administration and the departments of surgical oncology and cancer prevention and control.

At Roswell Park, Edge is active in breast cancer research, techniques of surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy. He is active in efforts to define and improve the quality of cancer care for breast and other types of cancer.

The public is welcomed to attend. Doors will open at 6 pm. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Due to limited seating, RSVP is appreciated to 716-531-2313 or the Lewiston Library at 716-754-4720.

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