FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) will present its 7th Annual Stomach Cancer Education Symposium and Webinar featuring a panel of leading oncologists and healthcare experts on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The symposium, supported in part by Title Sponsor Merck, will be live translated into Spanish and is 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 after the event on the Debbie's Dream Foundation website at http://www.DebbiesDream.org/portal/lecture-library.
The panel of distinguished medical professionals includes:
- Michael Cusnir, MD of Mount Sinai Medical Center
- David Ilson, MD, PhD of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP of Thomas Jefferson University
- Alex Parikh, MD, MPH, FACS of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
- Joel Tepper, MD of University of North Carolina/Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Florida Symposium Committee Chair Peter A. Sprague, PT, DPT stated, "Participants will have the opportunity to hear the latest evidenced based approaches to stomach cancer management directly from some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field. Patients, caregivers and family members will be able to ask questions of our speakers in a panel format, providing answers from experts in specific disciplines, such as surgery, radiation oncology, and side effect management."
"As a stage IV stomach cancer patient and survivor, I know how important it is for patients and their caregivers to have face-to-face interactions with and guidance from stomach cancer experts," said Debbie Zelman, DDF President and Founder. "Additionally, the multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care is crucial to getting the best treatment possible. The symposium simulates that experience by having experts all in one room to address the many needs and questions patients have. This experience is not offered anywhere else in the world, and we are proud to be the only one to offer it at our Florida Stomach Cancer Education Symposium. It is also being live translated in Spanish which is ground breaking," 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 has chapters in Canada and Germany. Considered a "Super Survivor," Debbie is still receiving chemotherapy 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.
SOURCE Debbie's Dream Foundation