Chief of Medicine at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center and co-founder of the California Oncology Research Institute Anton Bilchik, MD, PhD, FACS, will be speaking at “Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Colorectal Cancer” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. The free educational program is being held at the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, a support center located at 1990 S. Bundy Dr., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA. This program will provide support, education and hope to people affected by colorectal cancer and their loved ones. Learn about the most current colorectal cancer treatments, side-effect management strategies, social and emotional challenges of the diagnosis and survivorship issues specific to people with colorectal cancer. All attendees will receive a free copy of the booklet, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Colorectal Cancer. Dr. Bilchik is an internationally recognized surgical oncologist who has pioneered techniques to improve staging in colon cancer and minimally invasive approaches for liver and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Bilchik has received numerous awards and accolades. He has been honored by the American Cancer Society, the American College of Surgeons, the Israel Surgical Oncology Society and has been listed as one of “America’s Top Surgeons” for ten years in a row. Dr. Bilchik serves on the editorial boards of many peer-review journals and currently serves on the board of directors of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. To RSVP, please call (310) 314-2555 or www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.
About Saint John’s
Since its founding in 1942 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Saint John’s Health Center has been providing the patients and families of Santa Monica, West Los Angeles and ocean communities with breakthrough medicine and inspired healing. Saint John’s provides a spectrum of treatment and diagnostic services with distinguished areas of excellence in cancer care, spine, orthopedics, women’s health, cardiac care and specialized programs such as the internationally acclaimed John Wayne Cancer Institute. Saint John’s is dedicated to bringing to the community the most innovative advances in medicine and technology. For more information, visit us at www.newstjohns.org, like us at www.facebook.com/NewSaintJohns or follow us at www.twitter.com/SaintJohns2.
About the John Wayne Cancer Institute
Founded in 1981 as the John Wayne Cancer Clinic, the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) began a successful affiliation with Saint John’s Health Center in 1991, operating as a nonprofit cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering worldwide. For more than 30 years, JWCI has achieved many milestones in the fight against cancer, often surpassing much larger and older research organizations. Today, the Institute is enhancing its world renowned programs focusing on melanoma, breast, neuro and gastrointestinal cancers as well as extending its expertise in cancer research, clinical practice and education. For more information, please visit www.jwci.org.