The Best Fight

    Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

    Price: $15.00

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    2011, Canada, Jonathan Hayes, 45 min.

    Post-screening discussion with Lauren Bey who is a registered Nurse at Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone.

    This is a story of Mischa Weisz who, simply, will not give in and not give up. His is a relentless, but very pragmatic, and positive. It's an inspiration to watch. We tell a very human story about a man's battle with Stage Four pancreatic cancer, a disease that will beat him. For Mischa, it is all about the best fight - which means fighting alongside those you love and for those you love. We go places most people never get to see: Inside a chemotherapy lab, where they prepare the toxic drugs for patients, as well as, inside a Chinese medicine apothecary, where they prepare different versions of the same drugs. The film shows that western medicine and eastern medicine are increasingly being combined to improve the quality of life of cancer patients.

    Lauren Bey, MSN, RN, ACNP-BCNurse Practitioner,  Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone

    Lauren has been with NYU for nearly 14 years.  She started out as a nurse on the Orthopedic/ Peripheral Vascular unit including the post op unit on the floor. She transferred to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit including open heart recovery room in 2006.  She worked as a nurse practitioner on the General Surgery service starting in 2008, working with patients undergoing surgical procedures for cancer.  In 2011, she went to the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center to be the nurse practitioner for the GI and Surgical Oncology Department, seeing patients with  pancreas, colorectal, stomach,  and liver cancers.  Lauren earned her BS in Nursing from the University of Delaware and went on to earn her Master of Science from New York University.