This year’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day was the largest and most successful yet, says event organizer Christine Rein. One hundred fifty participants attended the event, which was held Saturday, November 12, 2011 at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.
The program provided information about the pancreas and its function, genetics, risk stratification and screening, cancer-therapy breakthroughs, surgical options, cysts, pre-cancerous tumors and more.
Lecture topics included:
- Surgical Options
- Genetics & Prevention
- Cysts & Pre-Cancerous Tumors
- Current & Future Therapies
- Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer: What We Know About Risk & Prevention
- Question & Answer Session
Pancreas Center Director John A. Chabot, MD, gave a moving tribute to Peter Stevens, MD, an integral member of the Pancreas Center team who passed away this year. Bob Brown, a pancreatic cancer survivor, also gave an inspiring testimonial.
Although the event was scheduled to end at 3:00 pm, NYP/Columbia faculty stayed and answered attendees’ personal questions for several additional hours.
Learn more about the treatment of pancreatic cancer and diseases of the pancreas by viewing the 6th Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day Presentations and by visiting pancreasmd.org.
*This blog post was originally published at Columbia University Department of Surgery Blog*