Medical experts will answer questions on causes, prevention, nutrition, genetics, treatments
To coincide with National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, the GI Oncology Center at Loyola University Medical Center will host a free event to share the most up-to-date information on the disease that is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. A panel of Loyola oncology experts will share information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. Loyola Dinner will be provided. Panel members will include:
• Dr. John Affronti, professor, department of medicine, division of gastroenterology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill.
• Lauren Bowling, MS, CGC, genetic counselor, Loyola
• Dr. Kenneth Micetich, professor, department of medicine, hematology/oncology, Stritch School of Medicine
• Dr. Suneel Nagda, assistant professor, department of medicine, radiation oncology, Stritch School of Medicine
• Dr. Margo Shoup, assistant professor, surgical oncology, Stritch School of Medicine.
• Dr. Michelle Slogoff, assistant professor, general surgery, Stritch School of Medicine
• Sheryl Svoboda, RD, LD, CNSD – dietician, Loyola
• Kelly White, RN, BSN, OCN, Gastrointestinal Oncology Clinic coordinator, Loyola
The event takes place from 5-8:15 p.m., on Tuesday, March 18 at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant in Oak brook, 240 Oakbrook Center, Oak brook. Check in begins at 5 p.m. Dinner and the program will follow at 5:30 p.m.
Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call (888) LUHS-888 or visit Loyola’s Web site at www.luhs.org/register. Space is limited to 100 people.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 264-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.