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

Symposium

9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Overview
Robert J. Brooks, M.D., Arizona Oncology Medical Director, TMC Oncology Program
Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., PhD, Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center; Associate Director, Center for Individualized Medicine; Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Canyon Ballroom

9:15 a.m.

Keynote: "My Glass Half-Full Keeps Spilling!" The Continuing Challenge of Life Beyond Cancer
Susan Leigh, BSN, R.N., Survivorship Consultant
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, Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center; Associate Director, Center for Individualized Medicine; Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Arizona
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 

Noon

Lunch
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 and Kidney

General: Survivorship Discussion

2:00 p.m.

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

 

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