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Cancer Lecture Series in Encinitas, North County San Diego | Go Encinitas

Cancer Information Lecture Series – North County San Diego

September 27, 2009 by bill  
Filed under Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, health & wellness events

The San Diego County Library, UC San Diego Radiation Oncology, the San Diego Cancer Center, the City of Encinitas and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce are presenting a series of educational programs on the latest developments in cancer research and treatment options featuring world-class cancer specialists.

Please note: UC Radiation Oncology North County, located in Encinitas at 1200 Garden View Road, Suite 210, is the first satellite facility of the UCSD Department of Radiation Oncology. This new facility offers patients state-of-the-art treatment in their own community.

All programs will be held in the Encinitas Library located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Phone number: 760-753-7376. There is no fee for any of the programs and no reservations are required, except for the online research skills class


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast Cancer with Mary Ann Rose, MD.
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.

Each year, more than 211,000 American women and 1900 American men learn they have breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States.

Dr. Rose is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology. She serves as professor and Medical Director of UCSD Radiation Oncology North County. She completed her training at Harvard and is an accomplished clinician with expertise in a variety of cancer types. She has been named a “Top Doctor” multiple times by San Diego Magazine as well as listed in Best Doctors in America.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Rose enjoys trail riding her horses in Olivenhain and Rancho Santa Fe and spending time with her husband, Richard, and their three children. She is wild about her Scottish Deerhounds and hopes to establish collaborative studies with her colleagues in veterinary oncology.


Lung Cancer with Mark Adler, MD and Anthony Perricone, MD
Monday, November 16, 6:30 p.m.

Approximately 220,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Many myths surrounding lung cancer will be dispelled during this presentation. Among those myths: Low tar cigarettes do not lower the risk of lung cancer and quitting smoking can reduce a smoker’s risk of contracting lung cancer but does not eliminate it, no matter how many years between smoking and quitting.

Dr. Adler, CEO of the San Diego Cancer Center, is a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. His work is guided by a strong belief in the unique makeup of each individual and the need to provide customized treatment programs for every patient. His research interests and publications have focused on molecular biology and the genes underlying cancer. Dr. Adler received his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He received subspecialty training in both Hematology and Oncology at UCSD, and in 1985 received a National Service Award and served as Fellow in Tumor Immunology at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. He was a member of the UCSD Cancer Center and Attending Physician at UCSD until 1992 when he founded the oncology practice that has now become the San Diego Cancer Center.

Dr. Adler enjoys research, reading and writing in philosophy, history, biology, and physics. He and his wife, Yanina, who is also a scientist, have four children.

Dr. Perricone is Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Division of UCSD Healthcare, with specialization in adult cardiac surgery. He is an expert in lung surgery for cancer. He received his Doctor of Medicine from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and completed his residency at UCSD Medical Center and has practiced in San Diego since 1992. He is Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery.

Accessing Online Health Resources with Arno J. Mundt, MD and
Mayor Maggie Houlihan
Thursday, January 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn how to access to specialized medical resources and information from your home or office using your San Diego County Library card (available with id from the Encinitas Library). By the end of the class, you will know how to find information from the San Diego County Library online resources as well as from UCSD, San Diego and San Marcos State Universities, and USD, among others. You will be able to process interlibrary loan requests from other libraries as well.

Dr. Mundt is an internationally-recognized radiation oncologist and expert in radiation technologies. He is a professor and Chairman of the UCSD Radiation Oncology Department at UCSD. He received his training at the University of Chicago and is the author of more than 100 journal articles, reviews, book chapters, and he is the editor of several textbooks. Dr. Mundt has multiple clinical interests including gynecologic, brain and prostate cancers. A dedicated clinician, Dr. Mundt has been named a “Top Doctor” by both Chicago Magazine and San Diego Magazine and a “Top Doctor in Cancer” by America’s Top Doctors.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Mundt is an avid classical pianist and racquetball player.
A life-long tennis enthusiast, Dr. Mundt was a frequent tennis partner of Barack “Barry” Obama while growing up in Hawaii.

Mayor Maggie Houlihan has served on the Encinitas City Council since 2000. She retired from the UCSD Libraries in 2002, where she served as Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator and Instructor. She has taught thousands of students how to “navigate the world of information” to meet their research needs.

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