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:
â¢ Dr. John Affronti, professor, department of medicine, division of gastroenterology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill. â¢ Lauren Bowling, MS, CGC, genetic counselor, Loyola â¢ Dr. Kenneth Micetich, professor, department of medicine, hematology/oncology, Stritch School of Medicine â¢ Dr. Suneel Nagda, assistant professor, department of medicine, radiation oncology, Stritch School of Medicine â¢ Dr. Margo Shoup, assistant professor, surgical oncology, Stritch School of Medicine. â¢ Dr. Michelle Slogoff, assistant professor, general surgery, Stritch School of Medicine â¢ Sheryl Svoboda, RD, LD, CNSD â dietician, Loyola â¢ 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 Maggianoâs 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 Loyolaâs Web site at www.luhs.org/register. Space is limited to 100 people.