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August 2020
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Luncheon with the Experts on Facebook LIVE - August 2020
We are excited to announce the featured guests for
CCF’s Luncheon with the Experts
Facebook LIVE series during August 2020!
Join us for unique discussions on a wide variety of topics for everyone in the neuroendocrine tumor community.
James Howe, MD - surgial oncologist
August 6th - James Howe, MD, surgical oncologist, is Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery and Co-Director of the Neuroendocrine Cancer Clinic at the University of Iowa Health Care. He is currently President of NANETS, the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society. Among his research interests is in the genetics of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Dr. Howe and his colleagues’ current research focus is the study of gene expression profiles in pancreatic and small bowel NETs to identify new targets for imaging and treatment, and collection of families to search for predisposing genes.
Jonathan Strosberg, MD - medical oncologist
August 13th - Jonathan Strosberg, MD, medical oncologist, leads the Neuroendocrine Tumor Division and the Gastrointestinal Department Research Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. He has published over one hundred articles on the diagnosis and management of neuroendocrine malignancies in many prestigious medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and The Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Strosberg also serves on the board of directors of the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS), the Neuroendocrine Guidelines Committee of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the Neuroendocrine Task Force of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Neuroendocrine Staging Committee of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). 
Shikha Jain, MD
August 20th - Shikha Jain, MD, medical oncologist, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy at the University of Illinois Cancer Center in Chicago. She is also Director of Communication Strategies in Medicine and Associate Director of Oncology Communication & Digital Innovation. Dr. Jain was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019. She was appointed to the 2020 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Women’s Networking Center taskforce, the 2021 ASCO Diversity and Inclusivity Task Force, and appointed to the Council on Communications and Membership Advocacy and the COVID19 Task Force for the Illinois State Medical Society. Along with neuroendocrine tumors, Dr. Jain’s research interests include immunotherapy, colorectal and pancreatic cancers, and hepatocellular carcinoma advances in cancer therapy.
August 27thDavid Metz, MD, gastroenterologist, is Co-Director of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Center; Director of the Acid-Peptic Program; and Co-Director of the Esophagology and Swallowing Program at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. He is also Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Metz's clinical efforts and academic research focus on acid-peptic disorders, swallowing and esophageal disorders, gastrointestinal cancers, and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is Chair Emeritus of NANETS. Dr. Metz has been recognized by America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, and in Philadelphia magazine’s Top Docs issue.
This Facebook LIVE event will be hosted by Rain Bennett, a longtime CCF filmmaker and dear friend of the NET community. To view the program come to CCF's Facebook page,, at noon Eastern Time.  There is no need to register and there is no special link. 
Viewers are welcome to pose questions for the experts during the live program.
If you are on Facebook but unable to join at the scheduled time, the presentations will remain permanently on CCF’s Facebook page in the Video section,
And for anyone not on Facebook, each of the presentations will be available on CCF’s YouTube channel, receive notifications of all new videos on our YouTube channel, click Subscribe and sign up to receive notifications each time a new video is uploaded.

With special thanks to

sponsor of the Luncheon with the Experts series.
Stay tuned to see who's joining us in September!
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