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.
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
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.