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  • Blythe Moran, executive director of the American Cancer Society, Inc.

Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 9th Annual Cancer Symposium Oct. 12, FREE

By | 2019-10-02T15:27:58-04:00 October 2nd, 2019|Michigan, News|

DETROIT – The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will present its ninth annual Cancer Symposium – Progress in Cancer Care, Advocacy and Survivorship, on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the MotorCity Casino Hotel Conference Center in Detroit.
The symposium, in collaboration with Wayne State University School of Medicine, will feature breakout sessions with presenters from several cancer specialties: breast, prostate, gastrointestinal, lung, gynecologic, multiple myeloma, lymphoma and leukemia. In addition, there will be experts addressing cancer genetics and genomics, advocacy and solutions to financial toxicity as a result of cancer.
Those diagnosed with cancer and those who care and advocate for them are encouraged to attend. Guests will hear and have an opportunity to ask questions of local and national cancer experts, as well as survivor advocates.
The event’s keynote speaker will be Blythe Moran, executive director of the American Cancer Society, Inc., North Central Region.
Led by Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP, the Patricia C. and E. Jan Hartmann endowed chair for Prostate Cancer Research at Karmanos Cancer Institute, and professor of Oncology and Medicine at WSU School of Medicine, the symposium will share valuable information and tools to help educate and enhance cancer survivorship.
“Due to the overwhelming success of our past symposiums and acting on the feedback from our attendees, we have expanded this year’s symposium to include valuable information about several cancer areas,” Heath said. “I encourage those who have been touched by cancer to register and attend the Oct. 12 symposium.”

The symposium is free but registration is required. The MotorCity Casino Hotel Conference Center’s entrance to its Sound Board Theater is located at 2901 Grand River Ave., in Detroit. There will be signs posted to follow to the symposium. Complimentary parking is in the Ohio Lot off of Brooklyn Street. Register online at

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