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biology-cancerHave you ever wondered about the biology behind cancer? If so, join Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Gregg Orloff, Ph.D, on Tuesday, August 6 at noon for an interactive, live, web chat on the “Biology of Cancer.” He will be available to discuss questions such as:

  • What is cancer?
  • What causes cancer?
  • What can you do to prevent cancer?
  • How is cancer diagnosed and treated?
  • What is the role of infectious organisms like viruses in cancer?
  • Why and how cancer spreads.
  • Why do cancer drugs not always work.

This interesting chat will open your eyes to what cancer is and what you can do to help reduce the chances that you or your family members will be diagnosed with the disease.

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About Gregg Orloff, PhD
Dr. Orloff obtained his PhD from Emory University in Microbiology and Immunology. In 1993, after completing post-doctoral training in HIV/AIDS at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Orloff joined the faculty of the Biology Department at Emory. Dr. Orloff has a dual appointment in Biology at Emory University and Hemotology/Oncology at Emory School of Medicine. He is involved in many survivorship programs and committees at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and works with clinicians to develop educational videos and content for patients.

Since 1998, he has been developing the CancerQuest program. The program includes many educational and outreach efforts directed at those affected by cancer.

CancerQuest Goals

The goal of the CancerQuest program is to educate and empower those affected directly or indirectly by cancer. The heart of the program is the CancerQuest website. Content on the site includes the biology and treatment of cancer as well as information on possible treatment side effects and psycho-social issues surrounding cancer.

In addition to the actual site content, CancerQuest has produced a variety of multimedia products that include DVDs, CDs, three-dimensional posters and high school curricula. Working closely with international partners, material on CancerQuest has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Italian and both Simplified and Traditional Mandarin. CancerQuest members routinely present information to cancer patient support groups, educators, clinicians and attendees at health fairs. CancerQuest has received both national and international recognition for cancer education.

Related Resources

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Support Groups
Winship Cancer Institute Clinical Trials

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