Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Presented by Daniel K. Fram, MD
Dental hygiene and dental visits are an excellent opportunity to screen patients for oropharyngeal HPV related cancers which are seen frequently in non-smokers with a male predisposition. Neck swelling or lesions of the tonsils or posterior tongue should be evaluated. Dental professionals have more frequent visits than other health care providers and can provide im-portant screening for oral/oropharyngeal cancer. Dental professionals can educate patients about HPV and the role of HPV vaccination and cancer prevention.
- Understand current HPV vaccine recommendations and Vermont vaccination progress
- Understand HPV relationship to cancer and the rise in oropharyngeal cancer
- Understand why there is a new staging system for HPV related oropharyngeal cancer
- Understand how HPV positive oropharyngeal cancer patients present and are treated.
PLEASE NOTE: Handouts will be provided at the course.
Daniel K. Fram, M.D. is the Director of Radiation Oncology at Central Vermont Medical Center’s National Life Cancer Treatment Center where he has been for nearly 10 years. As a UVM medical group physician he is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the UVM Larner College of Medicine. His residency training was at UCSF and medical degree was earned at UVM. He has been practic-ing for over 25 years including time in the Army Medical Corps. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiation Oncology for 15 years before returning to Vermont. Dr. Fram is the VTAAC co-chair and CVMC’s Cancer Committee Chairman. He enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, skiing and snowshoeing.