Our second guests will discuss the Important Treatment for Most Deadly Type of Skin Cancer FDA-approved combination treatment targets BRAF-mutant metastatic melanoma. Metastatic melanoma is the most serious and life-threatening type of skin cancer and is associated with low survival rates. There are a variety of gene mutations that can lead to metastatic melanoma, but the most common is BRAF. Despite recent advancements, many patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic melanoma still face significant challenges managing their disease, and there remains a substantial need for treatments that delay disease progression and impact survival.
Our guest today are Dr. Anna Pavlick, D.O. – Medical Oncologist, NYU Langone. Dr. Pavlick is the co-director of the melanoma program at the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center. She is also a professor of medicine and dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pavlick has contributed to multiple studies in melanoma and published in peer-reviewed journals. She completed her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is board certified in medical oncology and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
Gary Larrabee – Patient and Clinical Trial Participant, Mr. Larrabee is a former sports journalist and currently an institutional historian focused on golf history. He has three children and has been with his partner, Anne, for 23 years. Following an initial melanoma diagnosis 10 years ago, he had no evidence of disease for five years until he was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma in 2013. A molecular test revealed that he had a BRAF V600 gene mutation and his doctor recommended he enroll in the COLUMBUS trial.
Our last guest is Jim White, nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist, American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist and owner of three Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios, three medical nutrition therapy practices and a workplace wellness corporation.
Jim joins us today with some great healthy advice. You know winter weather can take a toll on even the healthiest person- from busy schedules to bad weather- there’s a lot that can bring us down this season. With shorter day’s ad colder weather, finding the motivation to stay tough, healthy and fit can be difficult. Jim will give us tips on eating right, exercise and how important sleep is in being healthy. He has been quoted in thousands of publications and featured in hundreds of television and radio segments nationwide including ABC Family Channel, Today, TLC, Radio Disney, GQ, Men’s Health, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and much more. He has experience conducting seminars, interviews and appearances all around the country. For more information go to http://jimwhitefit.com
Jeff Zwiefel Chief Operating Officer of Life Time, Inc will discuss Own your health goals this new year of 2019. Life Time, the Premier Healthy Lifestyle Brand opened 141 clubs on January 1st to help people overcome hurdles and achieve their 2019 goals. For more information please visit: www.lifetime.life
Jeff Zwiefel is the Chief Operating Officer of Life Time, Inc, which operates 141 athletic resorts in the U.S. and Canada in addition to newly launching Life Time Work premium co-working spaces and soon to launch Life Time Living luxury apartments. Jeff has an M.S. in Exercise Physiology, and lives the lifestyle at 56 years of age, working out 6 days a week. His workouts range from metabolic conditioning and strength training to mountain biking and running. Jeff first joined Life Time in December 1998 as Vice President, Health Enhancement Division and became Vice President of Fitness, Training and New Program Development in January 2004. He was named Senior Vice President, Life Time University in March 2005, and named Executive Vice President of Operations in June 2008. In October 2013, Jeff was appointed Chief Operating Officer. He has 23 years of comprehensive and diverse experience in the health, fitness and wellness industry. Prior to joining Life Time in 1999, Jeff worked for over nine years with NordicTrack, Inc. where he served most recently as Vice President, Product Development.