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Dr. Deborah Brathwaite Annual Cancer Symposium 2018

The ABCs of Cancer

September 8, 2018                                           CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenectady Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Program will provide an overview of cancer; how diagnosed; the associated risk factors/warning signs; treatment modalities and symptom management of specific cancers; role of palliative and hospice care and components of survivorship care.

Target Audience:
This educational activity is directed toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals, students involved in the treatment of patients with cancer.  The general public who are interested in the care of patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define cancer
  • State common risk factors and warning signs of cancer
  • Describe procedures used for diagnosing cancer
  • Explain how cancer is staged
  • Describe specific treatments used in cancer care and common complications related to use
  • Distinguish the role of palliative care and hospice care in disease management
  • Discuss components of survivorship care


Barbados Cancer Association USA (BACA), Inc. in collaboration with:
Barbados Nurses' Association of America, Inc. (BNAA)
Caribbean American Medical & Scientific Association (CAMSA) Inc.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center


Program Committee:
Adaline (Pat) Waite, RN - Education Chair, BACA
Janice Reid, RN - Education Chair, BNAA
O'Neall E. Parris, MD, MPH, FAAP - Education Chair, CAMSA
Edward Alleyne, Phd
Maureen Green, RN
Shirley Holder, LPN
Annette Alleyne-Merritt
Angela Trotman, RN


Preliminary Program