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Screening and Prevention Strategies for Cancer in Primary Care

Physicians affiliated with the multidisciplinary Continuum Cancer Centers of New York discuss screening and prevention strategies for Colorectal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Skin Cancer (melanoma). There will also be presentations on smoking cessation and the high-risk genetics of cancer. 

Target Audience

Primary care practitioners, including physicians and nurses


• To gain full knowledge of current screening guidelines and technologies for breast, melanoma, high risk lung, anal, colorectal, prostate and GI cancers.
• To gain an understanding of how to integrate pedigree testing and genetics with cancer screening and prevention in primary care.
• To develop a screening pathway for identifying and interviewing patients and families at risk for cancer.

Accreditation Statement

Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Beth Israel Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

Vincent DeLeo, MD, has received consulting fees from Estee Lauder, LaRoche-Posay, Limited brands, Goodyear, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.
Ronald Ennis, MD, has served as a Primary Investigator for Varian Medical Systems and Best Medical.
Joseph Martz, MD, has received fees for non-CME services from Cubist and Myriad Genetics

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose:
Karl Bednarek, MD
Amanda Brandt
Cliff P. Connery, MD
Alyssa Gillego, MD
Mary O’Sullivan, MD

If you have any questions regarding this CME activity, please contact Kiersten Smith-Gaston by phone at 212-420-4713 or email at


Karl T. Bednarek, MD

Karl T. Bednarek, MD Dr. Karl T. Bednarek is an attending gastroenterologist in the department of medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center. He has over 25 years experience practicing both internal medicine and gastroenterology.
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Joseph Martz, MD

Joseph Martz, MD Dr. Joseph Martz is Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Martz offers a comprehensive range of services for colon and rectal conditions, with the full spectrum of traditional and minimally invasive surgical interventions, including leading-edge expertise ...
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Cliff P. Connery, MD, FACS

Cliff P. Connery, MD, FACS Dr. Cliff P. Connery is the Director of the Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program of Continuum Cancer Centers of New York and Chief of Thoracic Surgery for St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals and Beth Israel Medical Center.
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Mary O’Sullivan, MD

Mary O’Sullivan, MD Dr. Mary O’Sullivan is an attending pulmonologist in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals and is the Director of their Chest Clinics and Smoking Cessation Programs .
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Ronald D. Ennis, MD

Ronald D. Ennis, MD Dr. Ronald D. Ennis has served as Director of Radiation Oncology at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals and as an Associate Director of Continuum Cancer Centers of New York since 2006. Prior to joining Continuum, Dr. Ennis served as Medical Director and Associate Professor in the Department of ...
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Alyssa Gillego, MD

Alyssa Gillego, MD Dr. Alyssa Gillego is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center and the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York. Dr. Gillego works with a multidisciplinary team that includes plastic surgeons, pathologists, dedicated breast ...
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Amanda Brandt

Amanda Brandt is the genetic counselor at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals as part of the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, offering cancer risk assessment and genetic testing to patients at high-risk for a hereditary predisposition cancer syndrome.
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Vincent A. DeLeo, MD

Vincent A. DeLeo, MD Dr. Vincent A. DeLeo is Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center, and the Founding Director of their Skin of Color Center. His clinical practice focuses on the conditions of photosensitivity, eczema and contact dermatitis, of ...
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