Moffitt holds first meeting for young, Hispanic breast cancer survivors

March 31, 2006

Tampa, FL -- The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, in partnership with LUNA (Latinas United for a New Beginning) is introducing Juventud LUNA, a new support group for young Hispanic breast cancer survivors. FACTors, the education, information and support program at Moffitt is sponsoring this breast cancer support group. Regular meetings will take place the third Saturday of every month. The first meeting will be held April 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the David R. Murphey Conference Room in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building.

The meetings will focus on learning about breast cancer treatments, nutrition information, support options and community resources. Each meeting will also provide an opportunity for group members to connect with other young survivors and discuss issues of concern.

This support group is open to the families, friends and caregivers of survivors as well. For more information on Juventud LUNA contact Dina Martinez, Group Facilitator, phone: (813) 903-6812 or e-mail: martind@moffitt.usf.edu.

In 2001, the National Cancer Institute awarded Moffitt the status of a Comprehensive Cancer Center in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

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