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January 9, 2014 - January Med School Café

The January Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Marcus Tan, assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a surgical oncologist at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.

His lecture, titled “Surgery for Cancer: Myths and Modern Approaches,” will take place Jan. 24, 2014, at the USA Faculty Club on USA’s main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

During the talk, Dr. Tan will discuss common misconceptions about the surgical treatment of cancers and will include information on modern imaging and surgical methods of staging patients.

Dr. Tan earned his medical degree at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He was a general surgery resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., serving as chief resident in 2010-11. From 2011-2013, Dr. Tan served as a surgical oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. During this time, he developed expertise in the management of upper abdominal cancers, melanoma and sarcoma. In 2012, he was the David and Monica Gorin Sarcoma Fellow, recognized for advancing the care of patients with sarcoma through research and clinical excellence.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

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