November 5, 2008

Stanford Co-Sponsors Nov. 8 Conference to Discuss Life After Cancer Treatment

The Northern California Cancer Center, the Stanford Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are co-sponsoring Nov. 8 the second annual Cancer Survivorship Conference "Now what? The new normal of cancer survivorship after treatment."

The conference is intended to help cancer survivors and their families, support networks and health care professionals understand and navigate questions and issues that arise after treatment ends, from a patient's physical and psychosocial needs to advocacy and family concerns.

Speakers ranging from cancer survivors to representatives from the region's leading medical institutions will discuss transitioning from an oncologist to primary care doctor, genetics and family risk, management of side effects of cancer treatment, psychosocial issues, intimacy and sexuality, integrative medicine, nutrition and lifestyle, caregiver/family communication, estate and financial planning, health and life insurance and employment.

The event is free to the public. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California-San Francisco, 1675 Owens St., San Francisco. For more information or to register, please visit, e-mail the NCCC at [email protected] or call (888) 315-5988.

Stanford University Medical Center integrates research, medical education and patient care at its three institutions -- Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. For more information, please visit the Web site of the medical center's Office of Communication & Public Affairs at