Moffitt Cancer Center Presents the 2nd biennial Latinos y el cancer Educational Symposium

October 23, 2008

Tampa, FL– Moffitt Cancer Center will host the second biennial Latinos y el cancer Educational Symposium November 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive The event is free and open to the public and will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

This educational symposium is designed to provide cancer education and resources to the Tampa Bay Hispanic community. The symposium will include short presentations on several types of cancer and other topics related to the disease. Attendees will have the opportunity to register in the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) to become potential bone marrow donors.

“The main goal of this meeting is to increase awareness among the Hispanic community on the importance of cancer prevention and research, and on the treatments available for common cancers,” said Dr. Melissa Alsina, a member of Moffitt’s Blood and Marrow Transplant program. “The idea is to reach out to the Hispanic community and help them learn about cancer and about how this disease is, in many cases, very treatable and even curable.”

Complimentary food and drinks will be provided and parking will be available. Space is limited. To register, please call 1-888-MOFFITT.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. 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 U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.