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Annual Pittsburgh Cancer Conference Welcomes Richard Payne, M.D., Expert in End of Life Care


Richard Payne, M.D., director of the Institute on Care at the End of Life at Duke University, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Pittsburgh Cancer Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at the Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave., Shadyside.

Dr. Payne, scheduled to speak at 1 p.m., is an expert in medical, spiritual and policy issues related to care of the seriously ill and dying. During his keynote, Dr. Payne will address the ethical issues faced by both patients and caregivers in end of life situations in his talk entitled, “End of Life Care in Diverse Populations.”

In addition to Dr. Payne, local experts will address other cancer topics including:

* Mammographic density as a risk factor for breast cancer
* The role of MRI in breast cancer detection
* Advances in therapy for multiple myeloma
* Updates in prostate cancer treatment

To schedule interviews with presenters or experts on any of these topics or to attend Dr. Payne’s talk, please contact Clare Collins at 412-647-3555.


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