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Pancreatic cancer patient symposium Feb. 9

Provides info on latest in research, treatment

Pancreatic cancer is the nation’s No. 4 cancer killer, but a diagnosis is not a death sentence, as research and new potential therapies provide hope for patients each day.

To educate on these latest breakthroughs as well as the spectrum of the illness, including screening, evaluation, personalized treatment approaches and survivorship care, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute is hosting an educational event for patients, survivors, their families and the community.

Cooper Creek Event and Conference Center exterior

Cooper Creek Event and Conference Center

The event, being held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Cooper Creek Event and Conference Center, 4040 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, will involve presentations from experts within the institute at UC, the community, patients and more.

Talks will touch on symptom management, nutritional guidelines and the patient experience of living with and surviving pancreatic cancer. Additionally, attendees will hear from caregivers and family members of those with the disease and will have an opportunity to ask UC experts questions. UC Health’s Integrative Medicine will be on hand, as well, to offer tips on mindful relaxation techniques.

“We hope this event will help raise awareness about pancreas cancer in the community and highlight new, groundbreaking treatment strategies,” adds Sameer Patel, MD, assistant professor of surgery at the UC College of Medicine, UC Health surgical oncologist and a member of the UC Cancer Institute.

Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Kelly Hummel at 513-558-2030.

Featured photo of Sameer Patel, MD / Credit: Tommy Campbell, UC Health