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Experts gather for cancer information series

ENCINITAS — The San Diego County Library, UC San Diego Radiation Oncology, the San Diego Cancer Center, the city of Encinitas and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce are presenting a series of educational programs on the latest developments in cancer research and treatment options featuring experienced cancer specialists.
All programs will be held in the Encinitas Library at 540 Cornish Drive. There is no fee for any of the programs and no reservations are required, except for the online research skills class.
The program series will offer:
— 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 – Prostate Cancer with Arno J. Mundt. Mundt is a radiation oncologist and expert in radiation technologies. He is a professor and chairman of the UCSD Radiation Oncology Department at UCSD.
— 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 – Breast Cancer with Mary Ann Rose. Rose is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology and is a professor and medical director of UCSD Radiation Oncology North County.
— 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 – Lung Cancer with Mark Adler and Anthony Perricone. Adler, chief executive officer of the San Diego Cancer Center, is a diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.
Perricone is associate clinical professor of surgery in the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Division of UCSD Healthcare, with specialization in adult cardiac surgery. He is board certified in Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery.
— 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21 – Accessing Online Health Resources with Arno J. Mundt and Maggie Houlihan. Learn to access specialized medical resources and information from home or the office using your San Diego County Library card. By the end of the class, you will know how to find information from the San Diego County Library online resources as well as from UCSD, San Diego and San Marcos State Universities and USD.
Houlihan has served on the Encinitas City Council since 2000. She retired from the UCSD Libraries in 2002, where she served as undergraduate outreach coordinator and instructor.
For more details, call (760) 753-7376.