LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) will host the Debbie's Dream Foundation's Los Angeles Stomach Cancer Education Symposium and Webinar featuring a panel of leading oncologists and healthcare experts on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The free symposium, supported in part by Title Sponsor Boston Biomedical, will be live translated into Korean and is designed for patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Attendees in person and on the live webcast will hear about best practices and the most current cutting-edge gastric cancer treatments, including surgical treatment options, non-surgical treatment options, radiation oncology, clinical trials, immunotherapy and targeted therapies, nutrition, and more. Lectures will be available on the Debbie's Dream Foundation website at http://www.DebbiesDream.org/portal/lecture-library.
The panel of distinguished medical professionals includes:
- Joseph Chao, MD of City of Hope
- Joel R. Hecht, MD of UCLA
- Samuel J. Klempner, MD of The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
- Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, FACP of USC
- Meghan C. Stewart, MS, RD, CSO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Richard Tuli, MD, PhD of Cedars Sinai Medical Center
- Zev A. Wainberg, MD of UCLA
- Yanghee Woo, MD of City of Hope
The Los Angeles Symposium Committee Chair, Samuel J. Klempner, MD of The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute stated, "This symposium gives patients, caregivers and family members the opportunity to ask questions and learn in-depth information about the latest stomach cancer treatments including nutrition, surgery, immunotherapy and targeted therapies which are already improving outcomes. We hope to reach the large at-risk greater Los Angeles population and the free symposium will be translated into Korean to maximize local impact."
"My experience as a stage IV gastric cancer patient and survivor has shown me the importance of having a symposium like this," said Debbie Zelman, DDF President and Founder. "This symposium allows experts and patients to come face-to-face to simulate the multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care and address the needs and questions that patients and their families have. You can't find this experience anywhere else in the world, and we're proud to be the organization that provides it," added Zelman.
About Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. Debbie's Dream Foundation seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
DDF was founded in 2009 by Debbie Zelman after she was diagnosed with stage IV incurable stomach cancer in 2008 and given only weeks to live. DDF now has a Medical Advisory Board of world renowned doctors and chapters throughout the United States and in Canada and Germany. Considered a "Super Survivor," Debbie is still receiving chemotherapy almost 9 years later and is thrilled to be able to watch her three children grow up. To learn more about DDF, please visit us at www.DebbiesDream.org.
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