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The Grand Rounds program offered at City of Hope is available to physicians and hospitals in the surrounding areas. Members of the medical staff at City of Hope are available to speak to medical groups, hospital medical staffs and community hospital health-care professionals on a variety of topics related to cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our speakers can provide expert presentations in various settings, including hospital grand rounds, luncheon and dinner lectures, and CME conferences and symposia. New speakers and topics are added regularly, and we can create custom presentations to meet the specific needs of your organization.
 
Topics
 
Anatomic Pathology
 
Central Nervous System
Brain Tumors, Benign
Brain Tumors, Malignant
Brain Tumors, Metastatic
CNS Lymphoma
Pituitary Tumors
Spinal Tumors

Clinical Cancer Genetics
Genetic Counseling
 
Clinical Molecular Diagnostics
Advances in Testing
Familial Cancer Testing
Hereditary Colon Cancer
Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (the largest clinical experience to date)
Marfan Syndrome
X-link Mental Retardation (a panel of eight genes may detect the underlying mechanism in about 20 percent of families)
 
Diabetes
Islet Cell Transplantation
 
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Anal Cancer
Bile Duct Cancer
Colon Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Liver Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Rectal Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
 

Genitourinary Cancers
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer
 
Head and Neck Cancers
Laryngeal Cancer
Oral Cancer

Hematologic Malignancies
Aplastic Anemia
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia, Acute Myeloid
Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic
Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic
Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
Lymphoma, Primary CNS
Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s
Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Plasma Cell Neoplasms

Infectious Diseases
Worldwide Swine Flu (AH1N1) Outbreak - CME Module
 
Musculoskeletal Cancers
Bone and Soft Tissue
Sarcomas and Other Soft Tissue Cancers
 
Myasthenia Gravis
Robotic Thymectomy
 
Pain Management and Palliative Care
 
Pediatric Cancers
Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
Childhood Brain Tumor
Leukemia, Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia, Childhood Acute Myeloid
Liver Cancer, Childhood
Lymphoma, Childhood Hodgkin’s Disease
Lymphoma, Childhood Non-Hodgkin’s
Neuroblastoma
Sarcoma
 
Skin Cancer
Melanoma

Thoracic Cancers
Lung Cancer, Non-small Cell
Lung Cancer, Small Cell
Mediastinal Tumors
Mesothelioma

Thyroid Cancer

Women’s Cancers
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Endometrial/Uterine Cancer
Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor
 
 
In addition to those shown here, speakers on a variety of other topics are available. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

The Grand Rounds program offered at City of Hope is available to physicians and hospitals in the surrounding areas. Members of the medical staff at City of Hope are available to speak to medical groups, hospital medical staffs and community hospital health-care professionals on a variety of topics related to cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our speakers can provide expert presentations in various settings, including hospital grand rounds, luncheon and dinner lectures, and CME conferences and symposia. New speakers and topics are added regularly, and we can create custom presentations to meet the specific needs of your organization.
 
Topics
 
Anatomic Pathology
 
Central Nervous System
Brain Tumors, Benign
Brain Tumors, Malignant
Brain Tumors, Metastatic
CNS Lymphoma
Pituitary Tumors
Spinal Tumors

Clinical Cancer Genetics
Genetic Counseling
 
Clinical Molecular Diagnostics
Advances in Testing
Familial Cancer Testing
Hereditary Colon Cancer
Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (the largest clinical experience to date)
Marfan Syndrome
X-link Mental Retardation (a panel of eight genes may detect the underlying mechanism in about 20 percent of families)
 
Diabetes
Islet Cell Transplantation
 
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Anal Cancer
Bile Duct Cancer
Colon Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Liver Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Rectal Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
 

Genitourinary Cancers
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer
 
Head and Neck Cancers
Laryngeal Cancer
Oral Cancer

Hematologic Malignancies
Aplastic Anemia
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia, Acute Myeloid
Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic
Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic
Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
Lymphoma, Primary CNS
Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s
Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Plasma Cell Neoplasms

Infectious Diseases
Worldwide Swine Flu (AH1N1) Outbreak - CME Module
 
Musculoskeletal Cancers
Bone and Soft Tissue
Sarcomas and Other Soft Tissue Cancers
 
Myasthenia Gravis
Robotic Thymectomy
 
Pain Management and Palliative Care
 
Pediatric Cancers
Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
Childhood Brain Tumor
Leukemia, Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia, Childhood Acute Myeloid
Liver Cancer, Childhood
Lymphoma, Childhood Hodgkin’s Disease
Lymphoma, Childhood Non-Hodgkin’s
Neuroblastoma
Sarcoma
 
Skin Cancer
Melanoma

Thoracic Cancers
Lung Cancer, Non-small Cell
Lung Cancer, Small Cell
Mediastinal Tumors
Mesothelioma

Thyroid Cancer

Women’s Cancers
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Endometrial/Uterine Cancer
Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor
 
 
In addition to those shown here, speakers on a variety of other topics are available. Please contact us for more information.

 

 
Education and Training
As one of only a select few National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, City of Hope integrates all aspects of cancer research, treatment and education. We offer a range of programs serving students, post-doctoral trainees, health and medical professionals.

City of Hope’s Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences equips students with the skills and strategies to transform the future of modern medicine.
City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to Continuing Medical Education (CME), sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through CME courses such as conferences, symposia and other on and off campus CME opportunities for medical professionals.
Local and national conferences, in-depth educational training and a certification program provide both current and aspiring health professionals opportunities to further their knowledge in their fields of interest.
 
 
City of Hope offers a range of programs and services, such as Graduate Medical Education & Clinical Training, that serve students, post-doctoral trainees, medical professionals and staff.
The goal of the Postdoctoral Training Office is to ensure the postdoctoral experience at City of Hope is rewarding and meaningful to all participants.
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