CINCINNATI—In honor of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute is hosting a reception and pancreatic cancer information fair on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
The Give Hope/Bethany Sininger Flege Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness Fund and BSI Engineering will present a $30,000 donation to the UC Cancer Institute in support of pancreatic cancer research at the reception.
Free and open to the public, the event will take place at the UC Health Barrett Center, 234 Goodman St., from 6 to 8 p.m. in the second-floor lobby.
Guests will hear from physician speakers and pancreatic cancer survivors as well as have access to materials highlighting pancreatic cancer risk factors, treatment options and community resources. Informational sessions include:
- Screening for Pancreatic Cancer in High Risk Patients (6:40 p.m.)
Presented by Nathan Schmulewitz, MD, UC Health gastroenterologist and UC College of Medicine associate professor
- Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials at the UC Cancer Institute (6:50 p.m.)
Presented by Olugbenga Olowokure, MD, UC Health medical oncologist and UC College of Medicine assistant professor
- Pancreatic Cancer Patient Testimonials (7 p.m.)
A local man and woman share their personal stories about pancreatic cancer and treatment experience at the UC Health Barrett Center with the multidisciplinary UC Cancer Institute pancreatic cancer team
- GIVE HOPE/BSI Engineering Check Presentation (7:40 p.m.)
Two local, private organizations present a donation for pancreatic cancer research at the UC Cancer Institute
Raffles and refreshments are also available. Guests are encouraged to wear purple to show their support in the fight against pancreatic cancer.
The Barrett Center is the adult outpatient care facility of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, one of four UC and UC Health centers of excellence. The UC Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Cancer Program offers patients the combined benefit of advanced, science-driven medicine with a personalized, compassionate approach to treatment and follow-up care.
The team—made up of radiation oncologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, fellowship-trained surgical oncologists and a highly experienced oncology nursing staff—meets regularly to discuss and determine the best treatment plan for women affected by pancreatic cancer. To learn more about the team, visit uccancer.com
The UC Cancer Institute is part of the Cincinnati Cancer Center, a partnership of the UC College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and UC Health. By leveraging the individual cancer strengths of each institution, the CCC has a mission of advancing care faster, especially for those with complex disease.