Lecture Series Focuses on Cancer Awareness, Prevention

Sessions Will Offer Hope, Insight Into Cancer Diagnosis and Care

August 31, 2004

Anyone battling cancer or another life-threatening disease may find an upcoming lecture series on coping with diagnosis, treatment and survivorship helpful.  Sponsored by several Rochester area cancer organizations, this series of free, weekly lectures marks Cancer Awareness Month in September.

The lectures and a cooking demonstration will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays in September and on Oct. 6 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave.  (There will be no lecture on Sept. 15, in observance of Rosh Hashanah.)  Sign language interpreters will be on site and each lecture will include a book sale.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our community to learn more about what’s being done here at the Wilmot Cancer Center to help people combat this disease through research, treatment and education,” said Richard I. Fisher, M.D., director of the Wilmot Cancer Center and cancer services, Strong Health.

·        Sept. 8 – Paul Swiatek, C.S.W., will discuss emotional wellness and offer tips for managing emotions when dealing with a personal or loved ones’ cancer experience.

·        Sept. 22 – Cookbook author Holly Clegg will lead a cooking demonstration and discuss ways to boost nutritional impact of recipes designed for people who are battling or recovering from cancer.  She is the author of Eating Well Through Cancer and her participation is sponsored by Wegmans Food Markets.

·        Sept. 29 – Jerome Yates, M.D., vice president of research for the American Cancer Society will discuss cancer myths.  Yates’ participation is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

·        Oct. 6 – The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center’s lymphoma team will discuss new innovative therapies for treating this disease.  Participants include hematologist Gordon Phillips III, M.D., and medical oncologist Fay Young, M.D.  This lecture is sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western New York.

The series is sponsored by the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center, American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation of Western New York, Rochester Museum and Science Center, and Wegmans Food Markets.

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