November 3, 2018 Event

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Pancreatic Cancer: Your Family, Genes, and Cancer Risk

Saturday, November 3, 2018
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 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.

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Program Agenda

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

9:00-9:05am: Welcome

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

10:45-11:00am: Break

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

Past Events

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November 18, 2017

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.

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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