Moffitt Cancer Center hosts free luncheon to provide awareness of lung cancer

July 13, 2009

Tampa, FL – The Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education Program (L.A.T.T.E.) from Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting a free educational program and luncheon Aug. 7 at Michael’s On East, 1212 E. Ave. S. in Sarasota.

This grant funded event begins at 11 a.m. and will feature the exhibit, Faces of Lung Cancer, which showcases photographs and essays of lung cancer patients and caregivers sharing their personal journeys. These 29 photo-essays offer a message of hope to newly diagnosed lung cancer patients and family members.

Mary Pinder-Schenck, M.D., thoracic medical oncologist at Moffitt, will give an educational presentation on women and lung cancer. Also, a local lung cancer patient will share her story with the audience, concluding the event at 1 p.m. Educational materials and resources will be available for participants to take home.

In 2002, the L.A.T.T.E. Program at Moffitt was created with a mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of lung cancer by embracing the patient and family perspective. Through 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.

Please R.S.V.P. for this event by Aug. 5 to Christie Pratt at 813-745-6438 or

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s 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.