Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hello and good morning, North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative members.

Please take a look, below, at this exciting upcoming event, brought to us by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida.

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual cancer focused symposium entitled: Capture the Moment, a Cancer patient, caregiver and public education forum.  The event is scheduled for March 25, 2017 at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Hotel Grand Lakes in Orlando, Florida from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  This is a free education conference, Save the date Flyer attached.  We very excited about this year’s lineup of speakers and breakout sessions (attached).  Please feel free to forward this email, brochure and website link to anyone that might be interested in attending this event. 

 Our intended Audience:

General Public interested in cancer prevention  and Cancer Patients, Caregivers and Family members in Florida and Southeast region.

Aims of our Symposium:

  • Empower the patient with educational tools to deal with cancer.
  • How to live a cancer free life.
  • Educate the public on cancer research and its impact on life. 
The Following topics will be covered, but not limited to:

    • Regenerative Medicine
    • Clinical Trials
    • Immunotherapy
    • Genetics
    • Psychological Impact
    • Managing Side Effects
    • Managing Immunotherapy Side Effects
    • Integrative Medicine
    • Physical Activity
    • Spiritual Needs
    • Music and Arts Therapy
    • Pathology Reports
    • Radiation Therapy        

Registration Link

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Register Today! Upcoming Ask the Expert: How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor Friday, February 10 at 12:00 pm EST

Upcoming Ask the Expert:
How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor

Friday, February 10 at 12:00 pm EST

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center invites you to join us for an upcoming Ask the Expert on How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor. Survivors' cancer experiences give them unique expertise that is crucial to strengthening research and improving patient-centered care. Survivors can improve patient-centered research by sharing their insights in a number of capacities, for example, by reviewing research proposals, advocating for research funding and participating on the research team. Yet, understanding the research process and learning how to get involved can be daunting. Join us for a lively discussion with an exciting panel of survivor/research contributors to hear about their experiences getting involved in research and learn how you can get involved, too!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the valuable role patients and advocates can play in influencing research from the initial development of the research question to translation into clinical practice
  • Learn the importance of being an informed consumer of medical care and developing "critical health literacy"
  • Discuss steps that cancer survivors can follow to identify research advocacy opportunities
  • Describe the value of incorporating the patient voice into the research process


Debra L. Madden, MA is a two-time cancer survivor who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma as a young adult and with breast cancer nearly 20 years later. She is an active cancer research advocate who is a member of numerous cancer support and research organizations.

Cindy Cisneros, MPA, currently serves as Vice President of Education Programs for the Committee for Economic Development (CED), a non-profit, non-partisan business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and seasoned solutions to our nation's most critical issues. Ms. Cisneros is also a cancer survivor advocate.

Sara Chang, serves as the director of policy and advocacy at Research!America. In her role, Ms. Chang develops and executes policy and advocacy strategies to increase public and policymaker awareness of the health and economic benefits of medical research.

The George Washington University Cancer Center
2600 Virginia Ave NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 994-2449 | gwci@gwu.edu | http://cancercenter.gwu.edu/