DETROIT, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in collaboration with Wayne State University School of Medicine, will present the seventh annual Prostate Cancer Symposium: A National Summit, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., at MotorCity Casino Hotel Conference Center in Detroit. This year's symposium will welcome representatives and advocates from health organizations across the country. The focus of the symposium will be to update participants about treatment advancements, importance of clinical trials, education, advocacy and survivorship.
The symposium will be led by Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP, Patricia C. and E. Jan Hartmann endowed chair in Prostate Cancer Research at Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor of Oncology and Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She will be joined by several national and international prostate cancer experts, survivors and advocates. Keynote speaker will be outfielder and three-time All-Star Ken Griffey Sr., who is a prostate cancer survivor and advocate with Bayer's Men Who Speak Up program. Griffey encourages men to be aware of symptoms and break the silence when it comes to advanced prostate cancer.
The symposium is free and open to the public, including those who advocate for prostate cancer funding. Pre-registration is required before Sept. 16 to accommodate for food and hand-out materials.
WHAT: Karmanos Cancer Institute's seventh annual Prostate Cancer Symposium: A National Summit
WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: MotorCity Casino Hotel Conference Center, entrance to Sound Board Theater
2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 Follow signs to symposium.
Complimentary parking in Ohio Lot off Brooklyn St.
WHO: Those diagnosed with prostate cancer and those who care and advocate for them. Attendees will hear about updates on PSA screening, biomarker testing, treatment advancements and clinical trials, education and advocacy, and survivorship. Guests will also have opportunities to ask questions of the speakers and interact with other survivors and caregivers.
COST: FREE but participants must pre-register to accommodate for food and hand-out materials. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking is also complimentary.
REGISTER: Register prior to the event by visiting www.karmanos.org/2017ProstateCancer or by calling 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266.)
About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 48 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.
SOURCE Karmanos Cancer Institute