Cameron University brings academic festival to Duncan with panel presentation on “America’s Place in Cancer Research”

Cameron University is bringing its current academic festival, “American Identities in the 21st Century,” to the Duncan community with “America’s Place in Cancer Research,” a panel discussion that will address the state of cancer research in the U.S. and in a global context. Co-sponsored by Duncan Regional Hospital, the panel presentation takes place on Monday, October 30, in the Duncan Regional Hospital Pavilion Auditorium. The event will open with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The panel will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public at no charge. Please call 580-581-2499 or 580-581-6795 to confirm attendance.

Panelists for the event are oncologists Dr. Michael Kerley, Dr. Eugenio Najera and Dr. George Selby. CU faculty member Dr. Wendy Whitman Cobb, Assistant Professor and author of “The Politics of Cancer: Malignant Indifference,” will serve as moderator.

A native of southwest Oklahoma, Kerley is a radiation oncologist at Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma. He trained and taught at Baylor College of Medicine with residencies in Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology, including chief residencies in both as well as a fellowship in Medical Oncology. He is board certified in all three specialties. In addition, he has received training in Targeted External Beam Radiation and Brachytherapy Radiation Therapy. Kerley has served as a Chancellor and President of the American College of Radiation Oncology. He is an active member of the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Radiation Oncology, American Brachytherapy Society, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Najera serves as Principal Research Investigator for the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma. After graduating cum laude from medical school at Mexico’s Universidad de Monterrey, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and his Medical Oncology/Hematology fellowship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, Florida, where he was appointed as the Chief Hematology/Oncology Fellow for the last year.

A participant in the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the OU Medical Center since its founding, Selby established the pediatric component of the program in 1993. He is currently the Director of the OU Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and has been named to the McKinney Chair of Bone Marrow Diseases. He is board certified in oncology and hematology and is a diplomat with the American Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Internal Medicine.



October 24, 2017