CINCINNATI—Nov. 26, 2012—In honor of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute is hosting a reception and pancreatic cancer information fair on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
The GIVEHOPE Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness Fund and BSI Engineering will present two separate donations—totaling $30,000— to the UC Cancer Institute in support of pancreatic cancer research at the reception.
Free and open to the public, the event will take place at the UC Health Barrett Center, 234 Goodman St., from 6 to 8 p.m. in the second-floor lobby.
Guests will hear from physician speakers and pancreatic cancer survivors as well as have access to materials highlighting pancreatic cancer risk factors, treatment options and community resources. Informational sessions include:
- Screening for Pancreatic Cancer in High Risk Patients (6:40 p.m.) Presented by Nathan Schmulewitz, MD, UC Health gastroenterologist and UC College of Medicine associate professor
- Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials at the UC Cancer Institute(6:50 p.m.) Presented by Olugbenga Olowokure, MD, UC Health medical oncologist and UC College of Medicine assistant professor
- Pancreatic Cancer Patient Testimonials (7 p.m.) A local man and woman share their personal stories about pancreatic cancer and treatment experience at the UC Health Barrett Center with the multidisciplinary UC Cancer Institute pancreatic cancer team
- GIVEHOPE / BSI Engineering Check Presentation Two local, private organizations present donations—GIVEHOPE $17,500 and BSI Engineering $12,500—for pancreatic research at the UC Cancer Institute. The organizations donated $20,000 to the UC Cancer Institute for pancreatic cancer research in 2011.
Raffles and refreshments are also available. Guests are encouraged to wear purple to show their support in the fight against pancreatic cancer.
The Barrett Center is the adult outpatient care facility of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, one of four UC and UC Health centers of excellence. The UC Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Cancer Program offers patients the combined benefit of advanced, science-driven medicine with a personalized, compassionate approach to treatment and follow-up care.
The team—made up of radiation oncologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, fellowship-trained surgical oncologists and a highly experienced oncology nursing staff—meets regularly to discuss and determine the best treatment plan for patients affected by pancreatic cancer. To learn more about the team, visit uccancer.com.
About UC Health
UC Health, the University of Cincinnati’s affiliated health system, includes University of Cincinnati Medical Center, ranked one of the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report; West Chester Hospital, one of Cincinnati’s newest hospitals and the recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, ranking it above 90 percent of hospitals nationally for patient satisfaction; Drake Center, Cincinnati’s premier provider of long-term acute care; University of Cincinnati Physicians, Cincinnati’s largest multi-specialty practice group with more than 700 board-certified clinicians and surgeons; Lindner Center of HOPE, the region’s premier mental health center; and several institutes focusing on the areas of cancer, the neurosciences, cardiovascular and diabetes. To learn more, visit UCHealth.com.