• By Paul Scotti

Mayo Clinic to host public cancer education symposium in Orlando

February 22, 2017

Cancer symposium panelORLANDO, Fla. — Mayo Clinic Cancer Center will host “Capture the Moment,” a free public cancer education symposium at the Ritz-Carlton at Orlando Grande Lakes, Florida, on March 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT. This is the second consecutive year that Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has hosted this event in the Orlando area.

The symposium features large general sessions in the morning, followed by smaller disease-specific breakout sessions and support group discussions in the afternoon. It 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 Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota, 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

According to Winston Tan, M.D., course director and oncologist at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida, “We have several goals in presenting Capture the Moment, the first of which is to equip and empower patients with the educational tools to better cope with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We also will provide patient-friendly resources and information on living a healthy lifestyle that can potentially reduce the risk of cancer. And finally, we will educate the public on cancer research and its impact on patient survival.”

The free event is open to the general public, however, registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by March 11 at mayoclinic.org/florida cancersymposium or by emailing mcaevents@mayo.edu .

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