Our first guest is Dr. Ron Bracy, author of Walk On, was born at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Dr. Ron Bracy was adopted at the age of five and grew up in Bethesda, Arkansas. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 42 years and is a veteran of the Vietnam War where he flew 183 combat missions. He was on duty in the Pentagon during the terrorist attack on 9-11-01. Bracy has taught at all levels of education and currently teaches at Geneva Classical Christian School, Boerne, TX. Highlighted in the August 2016 “San Antonio Magazine” as one of the area’s top private school educators, he was also featured in the March 2018 “Living Well Magazine.” For more information go to https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072L5T55J/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb
Dr. Marcia Brose, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist and Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania discussing the how Genomic Testing is changing the way doctors look at Cancer. The doctor will discuss Information about TRK fusion cancer. Cancer Awareness Months bring our attention to specific tumor types, but new advances in oncology are paving the way toward a new understanding of cancer – focusing on genomic alterations that drive cancer growth, rather than where it appears in the body.
Nichol Miller, TRK Fusion Cancer Patient will discuss her personal diagnosis and cancer journey. Nichol Miller, a 45-year-old mother of three from Portland, Oregon, woke up one day and discovered a large knot in her leg. She went for a CT scan and was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma. After being treated with chemotherapy, it was clear that it was not working, and the tumor had grown. Nichol had surgery to remove the tumor in her leg — but soon thereafter, a new CT scan showed the cancer had spread to her lungs. When Nichol was diagnosed, her doctor had ordered genomic testing on the tumor. Her doctor re-examined the results and found that her tumor tested positive for a genomic alteration that may be responsible for the growth and spread of tumors.
Our next guest is Cindy Baier, President and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living. She will share practical tips, resources, and her own personal experience of looking for signs that an aging parent may need assistance. Cindy will offer a downloadable checklist for adult children to use this holiday season, and offer advice on starting the senior living conversation with any and all family members. For more information go to newsroom.brookdale.com