This symposium is for those who are in active treatment, are recovering or have been cured. This broad-based symposium is a unique opportunity for supportive and beneficial dialog among cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Well respected speakers will discuss strategies to overcome illness such as physical activity, complementary and integrative therapies, advances in genomic medicine and techniques to deal with the stress of these diseases.

This symposium features two of the region's premiere providers of oncology services: Tucson Medical Center and Mayo Clinic.

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Symposium Agenda

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Pre-Symposium Activities

7:30 a.m.

Morning Walks Led by Rachael Laing, Tucson Medical Center, Certified Health Coach
Canyon Ballroom Foyer & Deck
7:30 a.m. Registration & Exhibitors
Canyon Ballroom Foyer & Deck


9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Overview
Robert J. Brooks, M.D., Arizona Oncology Medical Director, TMC Oncology Program
Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., PhD, Mayo Clinic, Deputy Directory Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Canyon Ballroom

9:15 a.m.

Keynote: The Choice, Embrace the Impossible
Edith Eva Eger, PhD, Author of The Choice, Embrace the Possible
Canyon Ballroom

10:00 a.m.

Love the One You're With - Intimacy After Cancer
Lana Holstein, M.D.
Canyon Ballroom

10:30 a.m.

Break Sponsored by Genomic Health
Canyon Ballroom Foyer & Deck

10:45 a.m.

Using Genomics to Outsmart Cancer
Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., PhD
Canyon Ballroom

11:15 a.m.

Exercise, Diet, Inflammation and Alternative Treatment
Rachael Laing, Tucson Medical Center, Certified Health Coach
Canyon Ballroom

11:45 a.m.

Break & Exhibitors
Canyon Ballroom Foyer & Deck 


Canyon Ballroom

1:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (rooms will be assigned at event)


Breast Cancer


Lung Cancer 

GI Cancer: Gastrointestinal, Esophageal, Pancreatic, Liver and Colorectal 

GU Cancer: Prostate, Bladder, Kidney and Intestine

Gynecologic Cancer

3:00 p.m.

Closing Speaker: Finding Happiness Everyday
Celestino Fernández, PhD, University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Canyon Ballroom


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