• By Paul Scotti

Mayo Clinic to Host its First Public Cancer Education Symposium in Orlando

March 1, 2016

light in person's hands in cupped shapeORLANDO, Fla. - The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center will host “Capture the Moment,” a public cancer education symposium at the Ritz Carlton at Orlando Grande Lakes, Florida, on Saturday, March 12 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The symposium will inform the public on a broad range of cancer-related topics. It is the first time that the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has hosted this type of public cancer education program in the Orlando area.

The symposium features a large general session in the morning, followed by disease-specific breakouts and small group sessions in the afternoon. The program will address unmet needs that patients and their loved ones have relating to a cancer diagnosis, but rarely are discussed in the exam room. Cancer experts from Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Florida, Arizona and Minnesota, as well as local guest speakers, will address topics that will empower patients and caregivers to help them better understand their cancer treatment. Topics include cancer treatment options, precision medicine, the role of nutrition and exercise, cancer survivorship, clinical trials, financial and legal challenges, and spirituality.

MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Scotti, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 904-953-0199, scotti.paul@mayo.edu

“The goal of this symposium is to equip and empower patients with the educational tools to better cope with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer,” says Winston Tan, M.D., course director and an oncologist at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. “It is designed for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and family members who are interested in learning more about cancer and the role they play in survivorship and education.”Pages-from-Capture_the_Moment_FL

 

The event is free and open to the general public, however, registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now at mcaevents@mayo.edu  or www.mayoclinic.org/floridacancersymposium.

About Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
As a leading institution funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center conducts basic, clinical and population science research, translating discoveries into improved methods for prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. For information on cancer clinical trials, call 1-855-776-0015 (toll-free).

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About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to medical research and education, and providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org or http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.

 

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