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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.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 Simches Research Center, 3rd Floor | Charles River Plaza 185 Cambridge Street | BostonFree 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 from experts in the field.
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.
8:30-9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:05-9:30am: Update on Genetic Risk Factors and Pancreatic Cancer Screening
9:30-9:55am: Genetic Counseling Issues in Pancreatic Cancer
9:55-10:45am: Patient Panel: Personal Perspectives on a Challenging Disease
11:00-11:25am: Surgical Approaches in Pancreatic Cancer
11:25-11:50am: Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
11:50-12:30pm: Closing Thoughts and Questions (Panel Discussion with all Speakers)
12:30-1:30pm: Lunch and Networking
Pancreatic Cancer: Your Family, Genes, and Cancer Risk
On Saturday, November 18, 2017 we were thrilled to hold our first annual CCRA Patient Symposium here at Massachusetts General Hospital. For the inaugural symposium, our topic focused on pancreatic cancer. From hereditary risk factors to upcoming treatments and screening methods, our talented and insightful speakers gave the most recent updates in this field. Thank you to the 100+ patients and family members who registered and helped make this conference a great success! It was wonderful to see so many patients, providers, and researchers come together to learn with us.
9:00-9:25am: Understanding Pancreatic Cancer
Medical Oncologist, Mass General Cancer Center
9:25-9:50am: Lifestyle Factors That Influence Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Program Director Mass General Gastroenterology Training Program
9:50-10:15am: Genes and Hereditary Syndromes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Senior Genetics Counselor, Mass General Cancer Center
10:30-10:55am: Screening for Pancreatic Cancer
Clinical Chief, Mass General Gastroenterology Unit; Director, High Risk Gastroenterology Cancer Clinic
10:55-11:20am: Coping With a High Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
Genetics Counselor, Mass General Cancer Center Waltham
Nurse Scientist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
11:20-11:45am: New Research Insights Into Pancreatic Cancer
Assistant Geneticist, Mass General Center for Cancer Research
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.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please email us at: MGHCancerConf@partners.org
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