TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Life after cancer, it is a topic that can bring about a lot of questions for survivors. How do I stay healthy? Who will be my physician now that I do not need an oncologist? Moffitt Cancer Center will answer those questions and much more at its 18th -annual Ted Couch Lecture. This year’s invited lecturer is Patricia A Ganz, M.D., a medical oncologist who has devoted her career to improving care for cancer patients and survivors. This free lecture, which will focus on care after cancer, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Moffitt’s Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive.
Dr. Ganz is a pioneer in quality of life assessment in cancer patients. She is a founding member of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, and helped establish the widely accepted definition of cancer survivorship as someone living with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the balance of life. She says a number of issues can plague cancer survivors after treatment has ended, including fatigue, depression, chemo brain, sexual dysfunction, and guilt. She advocates for survivorship care plans to help address barriers to transitioning from the cancer care system to primary care.
Dr. Ganz is the director of Cancer Prevention and Control Research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and a faculty member at the UCLA School of Medicine and UCLA School of Public Health. She is also a member of the Institute of Medicine, a component of the United States National Academy of Sciences.
A reception will follow Dr. Ganz’s presentation. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by calling 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488)
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 6 cancer hospital in the nation and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2.5 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,200 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.