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Debbie's Dream Foundation to Host Free Stomach Cancer Education Symposium and Live Webcast at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Patients, families, and caregivers are invited to learn about gastric cancer and and other cancer-related issues from oncology experts.

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) will host a FREE Stomach Cancer Education Symposium and Live Webcast at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. The Symposium, designed for patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, and will be broadcast via live webcast.

The event will feature complimentary breakfast, lunch, and parking, and will be led by DDF’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Board members and co-chairs Adam Bass, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Peter Enzinger, MD, Director of the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Breakfast is set to begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program will start at 9:00 a.m. Guests will hear from multiple leaders and experts in the field of gastric cancer, and for the first time, esophageal cancer, as they discuss topics such as early detection, radiation oncology, surgical methods and considerations, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, genomic testing, nutrition, and more. Participants will be provided with handouts that include a welcome letter, speaker information, how to get involved with DDF, and resources support available through DDF. Attendees in person and on the live webcast must register online to participate at http://bit.ly/Dana-FarberDDF.

“We are proud to bring our tradition of educating the public on important topics related to stomach cancer to the city of Boston,” said DDF’s Executive Director Andrea Eidelman, Esq. “Thank you to our collaborative partners at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as well as to our sponsors. With their support, we can continue to help make a difference in the landscape of stomach cancer by providing critical information to those who need it most.”

The Symposium is sponsored by National Platinum Sponsors Bristol-Myers Squibb and Daiichi Sankyo; National Gold Sponsor Lilly Oncology; National Silver Sponsors Astellas Pharma and Merck; and National Supporting Sponsor Taiho Oncology. This event, along with previous lectures and webinars, will be available on the Debbie’s Dream Foundation website at http://www.DebbiesDream.org/portal/ lecture-library.

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