Neil Spector, M.D. Presents to NatCapLyme

October 8, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Johns Hopkins Sibley Hospital

Washington, D.C. United States

Dr. Neil Spector, M.D., one of the country’s top oncologists and a cancer researcher at Duke University School of Medicine will present to the National Capital Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Association on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital located in Washington, D.C. His presentation is titled: Analogies between Lyme Borreliosis and Cancer Biology: Therapeutic Implications.

Dr. Spector will make a two part presentation. He will chronical his long-undiagnosed Lyme disease, which resulted in a series of medical scares that culminated in complete heart failure. He will speak about his own experience as a physician-scientist having fallen through the cracks of the medical system due to reliance on poor diagnostics tests. He describes his painful near-death experience with Lyme disease in the recently published memoir, Gone in A Heartbeat: A Physician’s Search for True Healing (2015).

The second part of his presentation will focus on the similarities between the biological features shared by malignancies and that of Lyme Borreliosis, and how the lessons from oncology can create a new approach to the treatment of Lyme Borreliosis and related co-infections. His work focuses on the molecular and immunobiology of cancer, which could also lead to a paradigm shift in treatment to a new generation of targeted and immunotherapies for Lyme and its co-infections.

NatCapLyme hopes you attend this important lecture in our Esteemed Speaker Series. A question and answer session will follow the presentation as well as a book signing.

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital
5215 Loughboro Road N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

RSVP: Seating is limited
Call: 703.821.8833 or email natcaplyme@natcaplyme.org to reserve a seat.

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