Emily Bergsland, MD, gastrointestinal oncologist at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Francisco, California, will be the featured guest for Luncheon with the Experts on Thursday, March 25 from 12 noon to 1 pm, Eastern Time. Dr. Bergsland is Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF; Associate Director for Education, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; and holds the Ernest Rosenbaum, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology, UCSF. Her expertise includes treating colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers, with an emphasis on neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and colorectal malignancies.
In her research, Dr. Bergsland focuses on developing and testing new cancer therapies, with an emphasis on NETs. She has also written extensively on the evolution of neuroendocrine tumor treatment. Dr. Bergsland has led numerous clinical studies in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. Her current efforts are focused on clinical and translational research related to neuroendocrine tumors.
At a national level, Dr. Bergsland is a member of the NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) NET guidelines panel and past Chair of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Task Force for the National Cancer Institute. She is also the study chair for a national study of a novel treatment for patients with carcinoid tumors performed by the ALLIANCE for Clinical Trials and funded by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Bergsland currently serves as President of the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS).
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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