2014 Minority Cancer Awareness Week Talks

April 4, 2014

alago-willamWith cancer a major issue in Harlem, these exciting and dynamic seminars sent to us from the MSKCC/CCNY Partnership for Cancer Research, Training and Community Outreach will feature talks by physicians and healthcare providers that treat patients with cancer.  The experts will share information and answer your questions on cancer screening and prevention along with giving you tips on how to begin making a plan towards living a healthier life.  Additional information will be provided on cancer support services and cancer clinical trials.

These events are FREE to the public – please share this information with your friends, family members, and other community members. The seminars and materials will be offered in English and Spanish.

Here is a breakdown of the two upcoming Minority Cancer Awareness Week events:

1) “Empowering People with Disabilities to Access Cancer Care” on Tuesday, 4/15/14 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention (1919 Madison Avenue, entrance on 124th Street)

  • Margi Trapani Director of Communications & Education Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY)
  • Caren Weingart, LCSW-RDirector FEGS Bronx PROS Possibilities

2) “Cancer in Minority Communities” on Wednesday, 4/16/14 from 9:30am – 11:30am at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building (163 West 125th street, 2nd floor Art Gallery).

  • Winsome Grant, PhDNurse Practitioner Coordinator Breast Examination Center of Harlem
  • Speakers William Alago, MDAssociate Professor of Clinical Radiology Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Jack Burkhalter, PhDAssistant Attending Psychologist Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Amanda Amodio, LCSWClinical Social Worker Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

To RSVP, please call (212) 639-3294 or e-mail diversity@mskcc.org to register for these events as soon as possible.  Refreshments will be served at each event.

Photo credit: William Alago, MDAssociate Professor of Clinical Radiology Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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