Dr. Sukhmani K. Padda to Be Featured Guest for CCF’s Luncheon with the Experts

Sukhmani K. Padda, MD, thoracic medical oncologist, will be the featured guest for Facebook Live Luncheon with the Experts on Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 12 noon to 1 pm, Eastern Time. Dr. Padda was recently named Director of Thoracic Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer in Los Angeles, California. In collaboration with multidisciplinary clinical experts and scientists, Dr. Padda’s work focuses on expanding clinical trials and translational research in thoracic oncology. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve the outcomes of patients with thoracic malignancies.

Sukhmani Padda, MD Sept 2, 2021

Dr. Padda has a particular interest in improving treatment for patients with rare thoracic tumors — such as thymic malignancies and lung neuroendocrine tumors — and genomic subsets of lung cancer, such as KRAS- and EGFR-positive tumors. Dr. Padda also conducts research into tumor biomarkers to help determine optimal treatments for patients.

She works with thoracic oncology experts around the country, leading and participating in clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Cooperative Groups (e.g., ECOG, SWOG). She chairs the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Career Development/Fellowship Committee, which provides funding to early career lung cancer researchers around the world. Dr. Padda is a member of the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) and International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG). She has authored and co-authored dozens of papers and articles for peer-reviewed publications and is a peer reviewer for a number of prestigious cancer journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology and JAMA Oncology.

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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