Moffitt Cancer Center Presents the L.A.T.T.E. Forum

November 16, 2008

Provides community education about lung cancer

Tampa, FL – Moffitt Cancer Center’s Thoracic Oncology Program invites patients, family and friends to attend the Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education (L.A.T.T.E.) forum. The forum will be held Nov. 18 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive. This semi-annual event provides community education about lung cancer research, treatment, prevention and screening. 

The forum will include the unveiling of the latest addition to “Faces of Lung Cancer,” a collection of photographs and personal stories of lung cancer patients, their caregivers and health care professionals.

Beth Reynolds, the photographer, will be speaking at the event. Reynolds is returning to unveil 12 additional “faces” in addition to the original 17 in the first edition of “Faces of Lung Cancer”.

“The best thing about the project is the people I get to meet,” Reynolds said, “just because they are battling cancer doesn’t mean they aren’t living their lives to the fullest.”

The event will feature patient testimonials, a keynote address by Dr. Gerold Bepler, division chief of Moffitt’s Thoracic Oncology Program, and an “Ask the Experts” panel presentation, with a question and answer session with lung cancer doctors.

Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and latte coffees will be served. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT. Space is limited and reservations are required for the event. Please R.S.V.P. by Nov. 14.

About L.A.T.T.E.

In 2002, the Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education (L.A.T.T.E.) Program at Moffitt Cancer Center was created with a mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of lung cancer by embracing the patient perspective. Trough advocacy, support, education and community outreach, L.A.T.T.E. serves as the collective voice of actively involved individuals who share their personal and professional expertise to contribute to the prevention and cure of lung cancer.

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.