2023 Fall

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Understanding Common Types of Cancer

Instructor: James Schneid

Thursdays • 4 classes • 9/21-10/12 • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Class size 5-30 students
23 seats remaining
Location: Jewett 293 (hybrid)

In this four part course we will discuss the risk factors, prevention strategies, screening criteria, diagnositic approaches and treatment of four common human cancers. We plan to discuss breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer and lung cancer during the semester presentation. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and interact during the seminar.

James Schneid M.D. is Board Certified in Family Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is the previous Program Director and Chair of the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. Jim has a lifelong interest in End of Life issues and in 2017 helped develop the first Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship for physicians at the Togus V.A. Hospital and Maine Medical Center. As the VA Hospice Medical Director he enjoyed teaching nurses, chaplains, social workers, medical students, Resident physicians, fellows and attendings the art of Palliative Medicine.

Jim is still a faculty member preceptor at the Family Medicine Institute in Augusta and on the active staff of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice.