Over 90 people participated in the Inaugural Lung Cancer Memorial Walk, held Friday, October 26 at Centennial Park. The Fifth Annual Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium—in partnership with the Georgia Chapter of the Lung Cancer Alliance—hosted the event, which took place on the afternoon of the symposium’s opening day.
“What a wonderful way to honor those whose lives have been touched by lung cancer,” said Dr. Rodolfo Bordoni, Georgia Cancer Specialists physician and founder of the Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium.
Symposium faculty and attendees invited the general public to participate. The walk, which consisted of two laps around Centennial Park, was held to remember those who have died from lung cancer, honor the survivors, and join forces against the disease, which is the biggest killer of our time.
The Fifth Annual Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium hosts renowned physicians from all over the world to discuss state-of-the-art management of lung cancer, from current pre-clinical research to practical applications to the practitioner. This year, for the first time, the annual symposium featured two parallel tracks: medical and surgical management of lung cancer, as well as a consensus conference on treatment of locally advanced disease. Dr. Bordoni and Dr. William Mayfield chaired the medical and surgical portions of the event.
The Lung Cancer Alliance—Georgia Chapter’s mission is to lead the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for lung cancer, elevating awareness and changing public health policy.