MD Anderson plans free Making Cancer History® Seminar in Atlanta

Oncologists to discuss advances in treating, preventing cancer; NBC Sports and Golf Channel analyst Mark Rolfing to share personal cancer experience

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center presents its Making Cancer History® Seminar, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Rd. NE. MD Anderson cancer experts will discuss the institution’s mission to end cancer through the latest treatment, research, prevention and education strategies advanced by the Moon Shots Program, a comprehensive effort to rapidly reduce cancer deaths and transform patient care.

Special guest Mark Rolfing, NBC Sports and Golf Channel analyst, will share thoughts on his personal cancer experience and treatment at MD Anderson. In the summer of 2015, Rolfing faced a potentially career-ending diagnosis of Stage 4 salivary gland cancer. Following proton therapy treatment at
MD Anderson, he returned to broadcasting this past January.

Doors open at 11 a.m. with a luncheon buffet. Presentations start at 11:30 featuring:

  • Steven Frank, M.D., associate professor, deputy chair, Strategic Programs, Radiation Oncology;  medical director, MD Anderson’s Proton Therapy Center
  • Joxel Garcia, M.D., executive director, cancer prevention and control platform; Moon Shots Program’s leadership team member
  • Jeffrey Gershenwald, M.D., professor, Surgical Oncology and Cancer Biology; medical director, Melanoma and Skin Center; co-leader, Melanoma Moon Shot
  • William Wierda, M.D., Ph.D., professor, Leukemia; co-leader, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Moon Shot

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. Seating is limited. To register, call 866-262-9029 and press 4 to leave a message, or email