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New York Oncology Hematology is hosting the Spring to Life Conference on Hematologic Malignances on Saturday, April 16th at the Hilton Albany Hotel.

This one-day conference includes a morning and afternoon session for physicians, nurses and health care providers. The morning session focuses on advancements in treatment of hematologic malignancies.

In the afternoon, the conference is open to the public, and focuses on living with cancer and blood disorders. Patients, survivors, family and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Session topics include managing a progressive illness, talking with a family member about an advancing disease and a Q&A session with audience participation.

Dr. Ira Zackon is the Director of the NYOH Stem Cell Transplant Program and is conference chair and we welcome him to the show this morning.

Also joining us, Barbara Cantave - Multiple Myeloma Survivor and patient of Dr. Zackon at New York Oncology Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Recipient, through NYOH.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is DR. Amir Harandi. He’s a board-certified medical oncologist with the Dyson Center for Cancer Care in Poughkeepsie. He specializes in the treatment of thoracic and gastro-intestinal malignancies and he’s here to answer your questions.

Dr. Howard Schlossberg
New York Oncology Hematology

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Howard Schlossberg. Dr. Schlossberg is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist with New York Oncology Hematology, and he’s here to answer your questions. 

Dr. Tia Olds
New York Oncology Hematology

Joining us this afternoon to respond to your questions and comments is Dr. Tia Olds, a board-certified radiation oncologist with New York Oncology Hematology in Albany and Amsterdam.  

Dr. Ira Zackon
New York Oncology Hematology

In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Ira Zackon of New York Oncology Hematology and Dr. Richard Stone of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Both are board-certified in the field, and specialize in stem cell transplantation. 

Dr. Justin Juliano
NYOH

  Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Justin Juliano. He is a radiation oncologist with New York Oncology Hematology in Clifton Park. He’s here to answer your questions.

Health insurer Capital District Physicians Health Plan and the area's largest cancer care provider New York Oncology Hematology announced Monday they've settled their differences and will continue working with each other.  The accord means cancer patients undergoing treatment plans are no longer caught in the middle.

Dr. Lawrence Garbo
New York Oncology Hematology

  In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Lawrence Garbo and GerryAnn Currier of New York Oncology Hematology in Albany. They head up the organization’s clinical research trial operation, which has played a pivotal role in the FDA approval of a number of anti-cancer drugs.

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Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Karen Tedesco of New York Oncology Hematology. She’s here to answer your questions about skin cancers, and how best to protect yourself in the summer sun.

Studying the area surrounding a cancerous tumor may provide new medical insights.

Dr. Marco Bisoffi, associate professor of biological sciences at Chapman University, is studying field cancerization to help treat the deadly disease.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Christopher Dolinsky of Northeastern Radiation Oncology in Schenectady, New York. He’s here to answer your questions about cancer, cancer treatment and related topics.

   There is a remarkable new anthology - holding on, letting go that collects stories by people who've learned to look death in the eye and to savor life's gifts.

Bestselling author Abigail Thomas leads the Memoir Group at Kingston's Oncology Support Program of the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. In 2011, after her daughter was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, Thomas volunteered to lead a five-week writing workshop. Nearly two years later, it's still going strong.

Abigail Thomas joins us along with Barbara Sarah, a breast cancer survivor, and one of book’s 15 contributors who founded the Oncology Support Program. We are also joined by two other contributors: Carol Dwyer and Craig Mawhirt.

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Today on Medical Monday, to answer your questions on radiology and related issues of is Dr. Gary Siskind, professor and chair of radiology at Albany Medical Center.

A graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, he completed his residency in radiology at Kings County Hospital Center, in Brooklyn.

Also in practice with Community Care Physicians, Dr. Siskin is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, through which he also has a certificate of added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop is Dr. Carl Atkins, chief of the Division of Oncology and Hematology at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

Dr. Atkins earned his doctor of medicine degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He joins us to discuss cancer care and cancer prevention. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.