Moffitt Cancer Center Presents Latinos y el cáncer Educational Symposium

September 02, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. Moffitt Cancer Center will host its biennial Latinos y el cáncer Educational Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. The free event, conducted entirely in Spanish, will take place in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive.

Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. The Latinos y el cáncer Educational Symposium is designed to provide cancer education and resources to the Hispanic community. Moffitt physicians will hold interactive sessions to discuss cancer prevention, early detection, physical health and nutrition. There will also be guest speakers, including Elmer Huerta, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Cancer Preventorium at Washington Cancer Instituteand past president of the American Cancer Society.

Attendees will have the opportunity to register for the National Marrow Donor Program to become potential bone marrow donors. Free skin cancer screenings will also be performed on site.  

Complimentary lunch and parking will be provided. Space is limited.

To register, visit or call (813) 745-1988.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report's  “Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.