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Cancer Research Trials and What They Mean to You

May 2, 2011

Free series, Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer, supports cancer survivors, patients

If you or someone you know is facing cancer, are research trials a good option to consider? Learn more from the comfort of your home or office at 2 p.m. ET on May 12. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

Cancer Research Trials and What They Mean to You is part of the Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series. Participants listen to medical experts via phone, view presentations on their computers and have an opportunity to ask questions.

The May seminar will cover:

  • What is cancer research?
  • What are cancer research trials?
  • Truths and myths about research
  • How to find a clinical trial for yourself or your loved ones

Presenters Dale Huffner and Christine Smith are clinical research nurses in the Research Department at Penrose Cancer Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Together they have decades of nursing experience, much of it in oncology and research.

“The Strong and Smart series is a resource for cancer survivors, patients and their families,” said Deirdre Cahill, Saint Clare’s Health System oncology services director. “The topics are specific to issues they are facing, and they can ask questions of an expert. They may also connect with others facing the same challenges, and they can do it all without leaving home.”

The Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series is presented by Saint Clare’s Health System. The next event is Cancer Survivorship – Moving Beyond Your Cancer, scheduled for June 16.

This education series is offered in collaboration with other Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. A goal of the series is to make education and information more readily available to a greater number of cancer patients in our community.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.  For more information about Saint Clare’s Health System, please visit www.saintclares.org. Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.


 
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