Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - Broward General Medical Center’s Annual Cancer Screening Promotes Skin Cancer Awareness

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Doctors, residents, patients and volunteers recently gathered for the Annual Skin Cancer Screening at the Comprehensive Cancer Center located at Broward General Medical Center.  The physician champions for the screening effort, Dr. Peter Babinski and Dr. Tracy Favreau, volunteered their time to set up the screening event and coordinate the other physician volunteers. Of the 60 patients who were screened - 22 were referred for biopsies.

“Thanks to the help and expertise of our outstanding dermatologists and residents, this annual event enables our community to be screened for skin cancer, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Dr. Peter Babinski.  “We appreciate everyone who volunteered their time to help educate the community about skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment options.”

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First row (L to R): Cherise Khani, OMS-IV, Chantelle Dufresne, OMS-III, Erin McClary, OMS-I, Keri Ann Hew, DO (BGMC FMRS Resident). Second Row (L to R): Nathalie Fecteau, PA; Carlos Gomez-Meade, DO, BGMC Chief Dermatology Resident; Nelson Charlie, MD; Tracey Favreau, DO, Associate Program Director BGMC Dermatology. Third Row (L to R): Alice Lin, OMS- I;  Rupa Reddy, DO, BGMC Chief Dermatology Resident;  Leslie Stapp, DO, BGMC PGY 1 Dermagology  Resident; Ashley Walker, DO, BGMC PGY 1, Dermatology Resident. Not Shown: Sasha Chediak OMS-1.

Volunteers: Front Row (L to R): Lystra Liverpool, Narmin Jenkins, Patricia Smith, Cynthia Baily. Second Row (L to R): Barbara Fyne, Nakeisha Long, Heather Comrie, Nicole Reynolds, Elizabeth Maus, Debbie Simmonds. Not Shown: Heather Miller, Don Douglass, and Myrlande Lamy-Beauvil.