November 18, 2017 Event

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Pancreatic Cancer: Your Family, Genes, and Cancer Risk

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Simches Research Center, 3rd Floor | Charles River Plaza
185 Cambridge Street | Boston
Free valet parking is available: Charles River Plaza garage (lower level only)

Please join the Center for Cancer Risk Assessment (CCRA) for a free conference for patients and families to learn about the most recent updates in hereditary cancer risk assessment for pancreatic cancer.

We will discuss screening, prevention, medical management and treatment options for those with gene mutations or those at hereditary risk for pancreatic cancer. We will also examine the personal impact of learning genetic information. We look forward to an informative discussion with plenty of time for questions.

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Program Agenda

8:30-9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:25am: Understanding Pancreatic Cancer

9:25-9:50am: Lifestyle Factors That Influence Pancreatic Cancer Risk

9:50-10:15am: Genes and Hereditary Syndromes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

10:15-10:30am: Break

10:30-10:55am: Screening for Pancreatic Cancer

  • Daniel Chung, MD

    Clinical Chief, Mass General Gastroenterology Unit; Director, High Risk Gastroenterology Cancer Clinic

10:55-11:20am: Coping With a High Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

11:20-11:45am: New Research Insights Into Pancreatic Cancer

11:45-12:00pm: Closing Thoughts and Questions

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch and Networking

This program has received support from the following companies in the form of educational grants: GeneDx, Invitae, Myriad.


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