TAMPA, Fla. – Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States. That is why Moffitt Cancer Center is reaching out to the Hispanic community to invite them to attend Latinos y el cáncer, a free educational symposium conducted entirely in Spanish. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moffitt’s Vincent A. Stabile Research Building.
The Latinos y el cáncer Educational Symposium is designed to provide cancer education and resources to the Hispanic community. Physicians and researchers from Moffitt and its partner Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico will hold interactive sessions to discuss cancer prevention, early detection, physical health and nutrition.
“Florida has a large Hispanic population. Through our biennial educational event, we would like to provide the community with information about cancer and helpful ways to reduce cancer risk. For example, this year we will have sessions on the risk of cancer due to human papillomavirus, hepatitis C virus, and genetics,” said Susan Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH, co-director, Outreach Core, Ponce Health Sciences-Moffitt Cancer Center U54 Partnership.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear testimonials from patients and survivors about the emotional impact of cancer. There will also be free skin cancer screenings and the opportunity to register for the National Marrow Donor Program to become a potential bone marrow donor.
Complimentary lunch, parking, and live music will be provided. Space is limited.
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 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 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 6,000 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.