BenComm Going Global With PER

PER® Global’s first annual European Congress on Immunotherapies in Cancer™
September 23-24, 2016 at the W Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain

This congress is a 2-day comprehensive and interactive program that will focus exclusively on immunotherapies and their practical application to the management of cancer. The intensive, interactive congress will provide a review of key data sets that are most clinically relevant, with a focus on science advances, recent clinical trial results that shape current and evolving uses of these approaches, proactive methods to monitor and mitigate treatment-related adverse events, current and emerging testing methods, and multidisciplinary team approaches to optimize the use of immunotherapeutic strategies to treat cancer. Click here for more information and to register.

2015 Spring to Life Presentations Available Online


The Spring To Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies™ is pleased to offer presentations from the 2015 conference online.

The 2015 conference focused on Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas, a disease group with expanding diversity in biology, prognosis, and evolving treatment strategies.

The presentations available online include:

  • Double-Hit Lymphomas and the Grey Zone – Ann LaCasce, MD
  • Aggressive B-Cell Lymphomas in Children and Adolescents – Vikramjit Kanwar, MRCP (UK), MBA, FAAP
  • Pathology of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas: Diagnostic Distinctions and Clinical-Pathologic Correlates – Tipu Nazeer, MD
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: State of the Art – Ira Zackon, MD
  • Less Common and Unusual Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas – Courtney Bellomo, MD
  • Coping and Anxiety – A workshop led by Ed Dick, LCSW

Please visit to view the presentations or to learn more about the upcoming 3rd Annual Spring to Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies™: Plasma Cell Disorders.

We are excited to announce that the 2016 conference will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Hilton Albany.

Coping and Anxiety

New Resource for Patients Living With Blood Cancer

spring2life-logo-500x357The 2nd Annual Spring to Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies(TM) was held  May 16, 2015 in Albany, NY. During the patient-centered session of the conference, Ed Dick, LCSW of Hoosick, NY presented “Coping and Anxiety.” In the workshop, he explained the basis of fear, anxiety, and stress; led the audience through a series of coping exercises; and provided helpful resources. A summary of this workshop is now available for download. For more information about the conference and to view other presentations from the 2015 event, visit

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Parent Education: Hemophilia Treatment and Bleed Prevention

Updates in Breast Cancer for Community Oncologists

Summaries of presentations by Drs. William Gradishar, Hope Rugo, and Mark Pegram at the 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference on:

  • AntiHER2 therapy for very small breast tumors (<1 cm)
  • Adjuvant endocrine therapy for premenopausal women with HR-positive breast cancer
  • Sequencing of adjuvant therapies for advanced HER2-positive breast cancer

Click here to read summaries.

Addressing Disparities in Care Specific to Patients With Lung Cancer: Health Literacy


This online monograph reviews the impact of health literacy on patient outcomes and the impact of factors such as age, education, and socioeconomic status on patient–physician communication. Strategies for addressing health literacy in the clinic offers physicians guidance on how they can build processes into their practice: patient assessment, counseling, and teach-back methods. The interactive monograph features short text-based segments, optional video segments of faculty commentary, and downloadable pdfs of the full transcript. This enables participants to choose the format that matches both their educational needs and electronic capabilities.

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Highlights from 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference

Miami Breast really sizzled this year. Thanks to faculty and attendees for making it a success. Check out 2015 highlights.