Doctor will present on lung cancer


LEWISTON — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Ramada Inn. A social half hour will be followed by lunch at noon. After the speaker, there will be a business meeting with reading of the minutes and old and new business discussion.

Dr. Yelena Patsiornik from St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will be the guest speaker. She is board certified in international medicine, hematology and oncology. Her presentation will about lung cancer.

Patsiornik earned her medical degree from the Medical University in Odessa, Ukraine, and completed her residency at the Hospital for Marine Workers at Medical University, Odessa.

In New York, she completed her residency in internal medicine at Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn. She then completed her fellowship in hematology/oncology at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn.

She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American College of Physicians. Her office is located at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, 93 Campus Ave.

Plans for the meeting were made at a recent board meeting at the home of Vi Dumais. Attending the meeting were Richard St. Amand, Joanne Morse, Helen Little, Martha Robinson and Doris Hamel.

The association is for active and retired employees, spouses, surviving spouses and former spouses who are legally eligible for a federal or survivor annuity. Current federal employees or retired federal employees who would like more information about NARFE may log on to