Center for Communication in Medicine founders participate in Forum at Manchester Community Library

Center for Communication in Medicine founders psychologist Dr. Bernard Bandman and medical humanist Celia Engel Bandman joined radiation oncologist Dr. Matthew Vernon and a cancer survivor in a panel discussion following the viewing of excerpts from the documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. Community members then participated in a dynamic conversation about cancer and its impact on patients, loved ones and healthcare providers. As one library staff member wrote to the Bandmans, “You enlightened attendees on the need for honest communication between doctor and patient and the importance of empowering patients to take control of their treatment. Your participation was invaluable!”