Living with cancer blog

Event highlights latest updates on pancreatic cancer

By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. September 22, 2012

On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program will host a public event with a focus on pancreatic and islet cell cancers.

It will be from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Rochester, Minn., in Phillips Hall of the Siebens Building on the downtown campus. It's for patients, families and anyone interested in hearing the latest updates on the diagnosis, treatment and care of pancreatic cancer.

The event will highlight:

  • Innovative treatment strategies
  • Side effect management
  • Nutritional strategies
  • Genetic links
  • Promising research updates

Mayo Clinic experts will provide updates on emerging therapies for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from pancreatic cancer survivors and caregivers with their messages of hope and inspiration.

It will also feature a research poster exhibit where you can interact with cancer researchers as they explain the latest findings in research.

The cost of the program is $15 per person or $25 for a party of two (for registration up to Oct. 26). For more information and to register, call 507-538-6001 or email:

Support for the event is provided by the Mayo Clinic Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Innovation in Cancer Education Fund.


Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

Sept. 22, 2012