Conference Objectives: This conference will offer attendees HOPE because it provides:
The most up-to-date colorectal cancer (CRC) information,
Opportunities to exchange experiences with survivors and caregivers,
Information and options from the nation's leading colorectal cancer healthcare professionals,
Forums for peer-to-peer support.
Who Should Attend: People newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer or dealing with advanced disease, long-term survivors, caregivers and friends. Nurses and other healthcare professionals are also encouraged to attend.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Registration and Check-in
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Introduction to Finding HOPE Amy Kelly, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Colon Cancer Alliance
Treatment Advances (Panel Discussion): Advances in Oncology James Thomas, MD, Advances in Radiation Therapy Christopher Mehall, MD, Advances in Surgery TBD
Side Effects, Pain Managment, and Palliative Care James Cleary, MD
Breakouts: Survivor's Forum Randy Lopez Caregiver's Forum Eden Stotsky
Make the System Work for You (Panel Discussion) Keith Lyons, CSW James Thomas, MD Judith Syfrett, RN, MPH
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Cancer Survivorship, Hope and Quality of Life Gina Graci, Phd
Integrative Medicine Keith Block, MD
Mind, Body, and Spirit Penny Block
Closing Donna Quinlan, Program Director, Colon Cancer Alliance
Dec 21, 2014 - In patients with synchronous stage IV colorectal cancer who receive up-front modern combination chemotherapy, immediate colon surgery to remove the primary tumor is seldom necessary, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from May 29 to June 2 in Orlando, Fla. These findings accompanied several other studies presented at the conference focusing on treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.