On Saturday, November 19, 2011, The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan) collaborated to present "Ask the Experts: A Symposium for People with Pancreatic Cancer, Their Families, and Advocates" at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.
Speaking at the symposium were Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, president and CEO of the PanCan; and Mark B. Pochapin, MD, Michael Lieberman, MD, and Allyson Ocean, MD, of the Jay Monahan Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Presentations focused on the latest in diagnostic techniques, surgical approaches, treatment options, clinical trials options, and available resources and support for individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their families.
The symposium was open to all those who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, their families, friends, and advocates. Approximately 75 pancreatic cancer survivors and family members registered for the event.
"It was very rewarding to have Julie and the PanCan team join us for this special event, and to be able to provide this important information and a sense of hope for families who are facing this difficult diagnosis," said Dr. Pochapin.
For more information on the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, please visit www.pancan.org