Lale Kostakoglu-Shields, MD, MPH, a nuclear medicine expert, will be the featured guest for CCF’s Luncheon with the Experts on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 12 noon to 1 pm, Eastern Time. Dr. Kostakoglu-Shields is a professor of radiology and medical imaging at UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Before arriving at UVA, she was a professor of radiology and chief of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Dr. Kostakoglu-Shields is a recognized leader in the use of molecular imaging with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), which provides a detailed look at what is happening in the body at the cellular level. She is also well regarded for her expertise in the radionuclide treatment of various cancers. This therapy uses a radioactive drug to target cancer cells.
At UVA, Dr. Kostakoglu-Shields is responsible for both PRRT, peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, and Gallium-68 nuclear imaging of neuroendocrine tumor patients.
Dr. Kostakoglu-Shields has had a longstanding interest in evaluating patient response to cancer treatments like these and others. Her research interests include investigating new radiopharmaceutical therapies of cancer directed by molecular imaging, and ways to integrate them into an individualized cancer management plan. She sees a wide range of patients from oncology, cardiology and neurology, among other specialties.
CCF’s Luncheon with the Experts series features physicians and healthcare professionals, support group leaders, patients, and colleagues who are key opinion leaders in the neuroendocrine cancer community worldwide. This weekly series is presented via Facebook Live on Thursdays from 12 noon to 1 pm, Eastern Time. Join us for unique discussions on a wide variety of topics for everyone in the NET community!
To view the program come to CCF’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Carcinoid/, at noon Eastern Time. There is no need to register and there is no special link.
Viewers are welcome to pose questions during the live program.
The Facebook Live events are hosted by B. Rain Bennett, a longtime CCF filmmaker and dear friend of the NETs community.
If you are on Facebook but unable to join at the scheduled time, the presentations will remain permanently on CCF’s Facebook page in the Video section, https://www.facebook.com/pg/Carcinoid/videos/. You can view all of the 2020-2021 presentations at that link too.
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With special thanks to TerSera Therapeutics, sponsor of the Luncheon with the Experts series.
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