Lecture Series: The Genetic Revolution in Cancer Care

Dr. Teknos

Join us for “The Genetic Revolution in Cancer Care,” the second lecture in the 2022 Medical Center Lecture Series, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 in the Cultural Center Theatre. This informative lecture will be presented by Theodoros N. Teknos, M.D., President and Chair of Jane and Lee Seidman Cancer Innovation at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Care in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Jane and Lee Seidman Cancer Center is one of only 13 freestanding cancer care centers in the United States.

Dr. Teknos came to University Hospitals in October 2017 from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he had served in several leadership roles since 2008. Among those roles he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to his position at Ohio State, he was Division Chief of the Head & Neck Oncology Division of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Teknos co-chaired the Task Force on Recurrent & Metastatic Disease for the National Cancer Institute’s Head & Neck Cancer Steering Committee.

Dr. Teknos earned his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his Otolaryngology residency at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Combined Program in Boston, and completed a fellowship in head and neck oncology focusing on skull base and microvascular reconstruction at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. His expertise includes melanoma, reconstructive surgery, salivary gland tumors, sino-nasal tumors and thyroid cancer.

“A-little known fact is that patients who have cancer who are treated at a comprehensive cancer center have a 20-percent better chance of survival than those who are treated at a community hospital that is a non-comprehensive cancer center,” Dr. Teknos said in a recent YouTube video.

Please note that masks will be required for attendance at the lecture. Visit the Lecture Series page for information about upcoming and past lectures. We would like to thank the Healthnetwork Foundation and Jane and Paul Bishop for sponsoring this lecture.