At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
- Appreciate the changing patterns of cancers in HIV infection and the urgent need for evidence-based therapies in this clinical setting.
- Understand the principles of diagnosis and management of non-HIV-associated cancers that commonly occur in HIV-infected individuals.
- Know current cancer screening guidelines for common malignancies.
- Understand the background, justification and objectives of current clinical trials for patients with non-AIDS defining cancers.
Missak Haigentz, is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Otorhinolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center. His work focuses on clinical trials for the treatment of cancers of the lung, head and neck, including persons with HIV infection. Dr. Haigentz has received the ASCO Clinical Research Career Development Award in 2004 and NIH funding for his research in head and neck cancer. He is the current chair of the Non-AIDS Defining Cancer Working Group of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium and has served on several committees supported by the National Cancer Institute.
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