White Plains Hospital Expert to Answer Questions about Cancer in Second Annual “Sorting Through the Headlines” Educational Event


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (March 28, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is presenting the second annual “Sorting Through the Headlines: Learning the Facts about Cancer” event on Wednesday, April 13th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Scarsdale Public Library (54 Olmsted Rd, Scarsdale, NY). The event is free and open to the public.

“Sorting through the Headlines: Learning the Facts about Cancer” will allow attendees to sit down for an open discussion with Joshua Raff, MD, a board-certified hematologist/oncologist and leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at White Plains Hospital. This educational event will help participants learn more about recent cancer headlines in the news.

Topics to be covered include:

The White House’s Moonshot at Curing Cancer

President Obama recently announced a “Moonshot” initiative, with $1 billion in funding, to accelerate the development of new treatments and ways of detecting cancer. Learn about the details and what this means for patients now and in the future.

The Jimmy Carter Cancer Cure Story: Did the Media Get it Right?

Former President Jimmy Carter’s metastatic melanoma was covered in the press. What details did the press get right and wrong? Is “cure” the right word?

Talcum Powder and Cancer

Talcum powder, a common ingredient in baby powder and other cosmetics, is made from talc. Its use has been questioned as a possible risk factor for the development of ovarian cancer, and a recent lawsuit has drawn attention to this issue.

Reservations are encouraged. To reserve a spot, call Jamie Bocchino at (914) 681-2650 or email JBocchino@wphospital.org.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the White Plains Hospital Cancer Program, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing nearly 57,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide. White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.