Cancer Survivorship Summit Scheduled

June 5, 2008

The North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Program Survivorship Summit, a free all-day event for cancer patients and survivors, their caregivers, advocates and healthcare professionals, will take place on Friday, June 13, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Twin City Quarter, 460 North Cherry Street.
Sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society, the summit offers seminars and break-out sessions covering all aspects of the physical and emotional journey through cancer and beyond.
Featured speakers include acclaimed author Wendy Schlessel Harpham, a physician, mother of three and long-time cancer survivor, who addresses the challenges of life as a cancer patient, finding hope when treatments aren’t going well and charting your life after cancer.
Breakout sessions offer attendees an opportunity to express their concerns about barriers to care, needs of cancer patients, resources and share stories of success.
The day will end with attendees signing the American Cancer Society’s Celebration Bus – a symbol of the “Celebration on the Hill Event” scheduled for September. The bus represents a “call to action” for elected officials to become more proactive in addressing the fight against cancer and meeting the needs of cancer patients.
The Summit is free but registration is required. A continental breakfast and box lunch are provided. For more information or to pre-register call 919-707-5337 or email
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