The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is sponsoring a quarterly webinar series honoring the legacy of Arti Hurria, MD, in improving the treatment of older adults with cancer. The first webinar titled, Perspectives on Cancer and Aging: Arti Hurria Memorial Webinar Series, will be held on October 7, 2019, from 1:00-2:00 pm ET.
Dr. Hurria was killed in a traffic accident on November 7, 2018. In addition to being a member of ASCO’s Board of Directors and a geriatric oncology leader, she was the George Tsai Family Chair in Geriatric Oncology, director of the Center on Cancer and Aging, co-lead of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, vice provost of clinical faculty, a professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, and a medical oncologist at City of Hope.
In the October 7 webinar, Supriya Mohile, MD, MS, of the University of Rochester, and William Dale, MD, PhD, of City of Hope will discuss a history of geriatric oncology in the United States, highlighting the contributions of Dr. Hurria. They will also cover current research priorities in cancer and aging and collaborative efforts in this area.
Register for this webinar.