Symposium: Patient Advisors and Staff Panel Discussion on Patient Safety
In honor of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, the Patient Safety Advisory Council is hosting a panel discussion with patient advisors and staff on issues concerning patient safety.
Date & Time(s)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Patient Safety Advisory Council
This program is open to all Memorial Sloan-Kettering patients, staff, and the community.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
For more information, please call 646-888-5858.
A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues. Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. There are several main types of cancer. Carcinoma is a cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs. Sarcoma is a cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue. Leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood. Lymphoma and multiple myeloma are cancers that begin in the cells of the immune system. Central nervous system cancers are cancers that begin in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. Also called malignancy.
Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)