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Sept. 14: OHSU hosts inaugural pancreatic cancer conference to empower patients, families, caregivers

MEDIA ALERT: Free public event will feature short lectures, Q&A on latest research, treatment in the field

 

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: 

The conference, “A Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap,” will cover a wide range of topics, including: Genetic risk and early detection, drugs in use and in testing, how to work with primary care providers, nutrition and muscle maintenance, tips for caregivers, and where to find more resources.

OHSU physicians and researchers who specialize in pancreatic cancer, including Brett Sheppard, M.D., co-director of the Brenden-Colson Center, director of the OHSU pancreatic cancer care program and organizer of this conference, will be on hand to share information and answer questions.  

The free event is sponsored by the OHSU Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

WHO: 

All patients, caregivers and families are welcome to attend. Attendees do not have to be OHSU patients.

two people, woman and man, in masks and purple capes

WHEN: 

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: 

Robertson Life Sciences Building, 2730 Southwest Moody Avenue, Portland, OR 97201. Free parking is available in the nearby Schnitzer parking lot.

DETAILS: 

Registration is required by 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. Learn more and register on the Event Brite registration page.

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