Jerome S. Zacks, MD, cardiologist, will be the featured guest for Facebook Live Luncheon with the Experts on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 12 noon to 1 pm, Eastern Time.
Dr. Zacks has extensive experience caring for patients with carcinoid heart disease. He is the founder of the Carcinoid Heart Center, located in New York City. The Center’s patient focus is two-fold: first, on issues related to carcinoid syndrome and its resultant carcinoid heart disease. Second, based on the belief that a healthy heart is important when living with neuroendocrine cancer and all its manifestations and complications, the Carcinoid Heart Center focuses on all the important cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension, diabetes, lipid disorders, obesity, smoking behavior, homocysteine, cardio-selective C-reactive protein, dietary factors and life-style/exercise habits. Dr. Zacks is also Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Dr. Zacks is a co-author of “Diagnosing and Managing Carcinoid Heart Disease in Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors: An Expert Statement,” published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Given that up to 50 percent of neuroendocrine cancer (carcinoid) patients go on to develop carcinoid heart disease, which is often more life-threatening for patients than the usually slow-growing neuroendocrine tumors, these guidelines are a huge step towards the goal of educating patients and doctors about the current gold standard in diagnosis and treatment.
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.
And for anyone not on Facebook, each of the presentations in the series is available on CCF’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/CarcinoidNETs. To receive notifications of all new videos on our YouTube channel, CLICK SUBSCRIBE and HIT THE BELL to receive notifications each time a new video is uploaded.
With special thanks to TerSera Therapeutics, sponsor of the Luncheon with the Experts series.
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