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

October 28, 2010

TAMPA, Fla. – 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 in recognition of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The free forum will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive. This bi-annual event provides community education about lung cancer research, treatment options, 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.

Forum participants will tour the lung cancer research lab, and then learn about the latest in lung cancer research and treatment. Panelists include Eric Haura, M.D.; Jhanelle Gray, M.D.; Scott Antonia, M.D., Ph.D. The program will also be offered in Spanish and those panelists include Alberto Chiappori, M.D.; Marino Leon, M.D.; and Melanie Mediavilla-Varela. Following the presentations will be an Ask the Experts panel discussion, a question-and-answer session with the clinicians. Resources and educational materials will also be available.

“Attendees have the opportunity to engage with the leading experts in the field and see firsthand how research is translated from the laboratory to the clinic setting,” L.A.T.T.E. coordinator Christie Pratt Pozo, MA, DHSc, said. “Our goal is to provide patients and family members with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about their care.”

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, desserts and coffees will be served. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT or e-mail Space is limited and reservations are required for the event. Please R.S.V.P. by Nov. 5.

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. 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.

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.