EventsAdvances in Treating Cancer with Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD

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Advances in Treating Cancer with Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


Join the Boston Public Library in partnership with Beacon Hill Village for this online program. About one in three of us will develop cancer, and we all have known someone with this deadly disease. Dr. Edward Benz will explain how cancer develops and review the remarkable progress in understanding and treating this complex disease. Cancer treatment has progressed from traditional chemotherapy and radiation to targeted therapies, including immune therapies, vaccines, and CAR-T, a form of gene therapy. Cancer care also focuses on lifestyle factors like diet and stress management to relieve symptoms and improve outcomes. After his presentation, Dr. Benz will welcome your questions.

Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr. is an internationally renowned hematologist and President and CEO Emeritus of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. At Harvard Medical School, he’s Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Genetics.

This virtual program is part of Beacon Hill Village’s Living Well Ending Well series. Please register online or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive the ZOOM link for the program. We invite you to send questions in advance to

Programming like this is enabled through the generosity of a variety of public and private funding. To learn more and support our programming, visit the Boston Public Library Fund website.

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Older Adults
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