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Melanoma Information Session Hamilton offers you an opportunity to learn current and new treatments presented by an oncologist, and coping  strategies on how to manage the emotional side of cancer. Receive complementary melanoma patient resource materials.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm
Meet & Greet: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Speakers: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Light refreshments will be served

Location: Juravinski Cancer Centre
4th Floor Lecture Theatre | 699 Concession Street, Hamilton
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Rays of Hope – Melanoma Treatment in 2019
Dr. Elaine McWhirter MD, MSc., FRCPC

Medical Oncologist, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Assistant Professor, McMaster University, Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology Services Read Full Bio

Stress Less
Dr. Nathan J. Cooper


Melanoma Patient Perspective
Megan H. 
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Dr. Elaine McWhirter MD, MSc., FRCPC

Medical Oncologist, Juravinski Cancer Centre
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology

Dr McWhirter is a Staff Medical Oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC) in Hamilton, and an Associate Professor at McMaster University.  She is the Chair of the Melanoma/Skin Disease Site Team at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. She received her BSc, MSc (Microbiology) and Medical degrees from the University of Toronto.  Training in Medical Oncology continued in Toronto; she completed a fellowship in Investigational New Drugs at Princess Margaret Hospital.  Her interests include New Drug Development in Melanoma and Gastrointestinal Cancers, and melanoma prevention.  Professional Memberships include the Melanoma Executive Committee of the National Cancer Institute, and the Melanoma Disease Site Group of the Cancer Care Ontario Program in Evidence-Based Care. She is the local PI on a number of international clinical trials in melanoma and GI malignancies.

Dr. Nathan J. Cooper

Psychologist Student Wellness Centre, McMaster University

Nathan has a long time interest in college student development, substance use, pathological gambling and more recently positive psychology.  Nathan completed his undergraduate education at Redeemer University College, graduate education at Central Michigan University and internship at the University of Michigan.  Over the past fifteen years he has brought these interests and enthusiasm to the students and campus community at McMaster University.  Nathan has also more recently begun serving Hamilton more broadly through private practice.  Outside of work Nathan enjoys basketball, cycling, hiking, and canoeing.  And his joy is complete parenting five lively children with his wife Carmen down by the bay in the North End of Hamilton.