1001 Spring 2019 What’s New in Cancer in 2019?
Wednesday, 9:40–11:05, May 15
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Donald Trump, MD, FACP, Sage Bolte, PhD
The progress in understanding the causes of cancer, the genetic makeup of tumors, and most importantly development of new and better treatments has been truly astounding in the past 10 years. While there is much work remaining to be done, this overview will emphasize the areas in which progress has been made with specific examples of transformative work and accomplishments. In addition, the presentation will emphasize the importance of the development of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI) and the impact that this institute will have on the health of our citizens. The role of interdisciplinary care provided in a central site, augmented by the spectacular psychosocial support program of the ISCI Life with Cancer, will be explained and numerous examples provided.
Dr. Trump is a medical oncologist who specializes in prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer; patient care; and research. He has worked in leadership positions in nationally recognized cancer centers for more than 40 years and came to Inova in 2015 to serve as CEO of the newly established ISCI. Dr. Sage Bolte serves as the executive director of Life with Cancer and associate director of psychosocial programs for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex therapist; she brings extensive experience in psychosocial oncology research and patient care. Most recently, she was named Chief Philanthropy Officer and president of the Inova Health Foundation, where she will work closely with leadership, stakeholders, and volunteers to establish a culture of philanthropy for our community across the entire organization.