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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Learn About Pancreatic Cancer at This Free Event

Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center invites you and your loved ones to attend Focus On Pancreatic Cancer, a FREE educational conference about pancreatic cancer.

Penn’s Focus On Pancreatic Cancer Conference is a day designed to address the personal and medical issues facing people with pancreatic cancer including those in treatment, survivors, their loved ones, relatives and caregivers.

The conference provides patient-focused information on the latest advances in pancreatic cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and psychosocial issues; as well as the opportunity to network and gain support from other pancreatic cancer patients and survivors.

Who Should Attend

  • Newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
  • At risk for pancreatic cancer due to a diagnosis of:
    • BRCA2 carrier
    • Hereditary pancreatitis
    • Familial atypical mole and multiple melanoma (FAMMM) syndrome
  • Patients with pancreatic cyst
  • Pancreatic cancer survivor
  • Family member or caregiver of a pancreatic cancer patient or survivor

Join Us

Time: 7:30 am to 3 pm
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012
Location: Hilton Hotel located at 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Registration: or call 800-789-PENN (7366)
Cost: FREE

Unable to Attend?

If you are unable to attend in person, join the conference via free livestream. View the conference livestream for free at from 7:30 am to 3 pm EST on March 2.

In addition to being able to watch the conference live online, there will be a live web-chat from the conference with a panel of expert clinicians who will answer questions about risk, diagnosis and treatment. To participate in the live web chat or submit a question ahead of time, visit The web-chat will take place March 2, 1:15 pm, ET.

Follow Penn Medicine on Twitter for event information before the conference date, and live tweeting throughout the conference with the hashtag #PanCaACC.

You are welcome to “re-tweet” Penn Medicine's  messages to your followers for our event.

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