Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Medical oncologist Dr. Richard Frank leads a pancreatic cancer research study investigating the link between new onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer. During the presentation, in addition to other advances in the field, he will describe  his research into the early diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. “We hope this study makes a significant contribution to the field and, in the end, saves lives.” He added. “New onset diabetes (diagnosed within the past year) is estimated to carry a seven-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer in the first three years after a diagnosis of diabetes. This gives us an opportunity to attempt to detect pancreatic cancer at a very early stage.” More about pancreatic cancer.

Partner & location: Westport-Weston YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport

Richard C. Frank, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist and Director of Cancer Research at Western Connecticut Health Network.  He also serves as Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Hospice in Wilton, CT. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers.

Before joining Norwalk Hospital in 2000, Dr. Frank was an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, from which he received an MD with Distinction in Research. 

He has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of Connecticut’s “Top Doctors” in surveys published in Connecticut Magazine and in 2011 was named as a Top Doctor in the NY Metro area by Castle Connolly. Richard C. Frank, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist and Director of Cancer Research at Western Connecticut Health Network.  He also serves as Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Hospice in Wilton, CT. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers.

Before joining Norwalk Hospital in 2000, Dr. Frank was an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, from which he received an MD with Distinction in Research. 

 

He has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of Connecticut’s “Top Doctors” in surveys published in Connecticut Magazine and in 2011 was named as a Top Doctor in the NY Metro area by Castle Connolly. 

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