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The American Cancer Society Presents Conversation Sharing Impact on Cancer Patients and COVID-19

The American Cancer Society Presents Conversation Sharing Impact on Cancer Patients and COVID-19

The American Cancer Society Nevada is proud to host a conversation with Dr. Rupesh J. Parikh and Dr. Ovunc Bardakcioglu on Monday, April 27.  The discussion will center around the impacts felt by local cancer patients and their caregivers during COVID-19.  Amanda Klein, co-chair of the American Cancer Society Southern Nevada Leadership Board will moderate the discussion.  As medical communities continue to adjust to the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic, our expert guests will share how care of the cancer patient is evolving in the current climate.  

Though the event will not be offered live, public questions can be submitted to the American Cancer Society via e-mail to [email protected].  A recording will be released Tuesday, April 28.

Dr. Parikh is a medical oncologist and hematologist currently serving as Practice President for Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada.  Dr. Parikh is also an adjunct assistant professor for Touro University, clinical assistant professor for UNLV School of Medicine, serves as the Chairman of the Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee at the Dignity Health – St. Rose Hospitals in Las Vegas/Henderson, and Chief of Staff for Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican’s Siena and Rose de Lima campuses.

Dr. Bardakciouglu is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  Dr. Bardakcioglu is the chief of colorectal surgery and faculty of the Department of Surgery, UNLV school of Medicine, where he is a tenured Associate Professor of Surgery.  He is also Director of the Digestive Health Institute at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

For cancer information please visit cancer.org or call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. To donate to this life-saving mission visit cancer.org/donatelocal.