On September 29, 2018 the Corvallis Clinic Foundation will host a free Cancer Education Day in The LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University. The goals of the event are to provide free education and resource connection for cancer patients, family members, caregivers, health care providers and community members. The free event features keynote speakers, a vendor fair with cancer resources and survivor networking. Light food and refreshments will be served.
Where? The LaSells Stewart Center – 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis
Free parking is available at Reser Stadium across from LaSells Stewart Center and at
the parking garage just north of LaSells.
- 8 a.m. – Doors open, registration, vendor fair & survivor networking
- 9 to 9:40 a.m. – Keith Wells, M.D., Immunotherapy: What your T-Cells Can Do For You
- 9:50 to 10:30 a.m. – Karla Chambers, Is Food Our Cure?
- 10:40 to 11:20 a.m. – David Hufnagel, D.O., Treatment of Breast Cancer: Past, Present, Future Directions
- 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Maritza Rosales, M.D., Human Genetics 101
- 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. – Kelli Warner, Targeting Cancer & Survivor Panel
Keith Wells, M.D., Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center: “Immunotherapy: What your T-Cells Can Do For You.”
Dr. Wells will discuss the current use of therapeutic agents that harness the immune system to fight cancer. He will describe the similarities and differences between these revolutionary cancer therapies and current traditional cancer care. Dr. Wells will also discuss how these emerging immunotherapies fit in with treatment paradigms and their potential to change how we deliver cancer care in the future.
Karla Chambers, co-owner of Stahlbush Island Farms in Corvallis: “Is Food Our Cure?”
Chambers will give an evidence-based, easy-to-understand presentation on how healthy eating may aid in preventing cancer.
David Hufnagel, D.O., Samaritan Hematology & Oncology Consultants: “Treatment of Breast Cancer: Past, Present, Future Directions.”
Dr. Hufnagel will cover the history of early surgical and endocrine treatment of breast cancer, the cooperative group trials (NSABP) that set the standard for treatment in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and how breast cancer genomics is shaping current treatment.
Maritza Rosales, M.D., The Corvallis Clinic: “Human Genetics 101.”
Kelli Warner, Public Relations Manager, Turell Group, Eugene: “Targeting Cancer.”
Warner is the writer, producer and on-air presenter of “Targeting Cancer,” the ongoing cancer education series seen on KVAL News, where she worked as a reporter and anchor for 20 years. The “Targeting Cancer” series is sponsored by Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center.
Resource vendors include:
- Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center
- Samaritan Cancer Program
- Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care
- OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
- The Corvallis Clinic Foundation
- Breast Friends
- Project H.E.R. Mentor Program
- Donna Bella Lingerie
- Blue Heron Healing Arts
- Dream Dinners / Cook for Cancer