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Cancer Event Focuses on Education, Inspiration, and Celebration September 9 and 10

By Nancy Chan, UCSF News Services | July 11, 2006

The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center will co-sponsor a two-day celebration of life on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10.

This annual free event will be held at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 10.

Open to cancer patients, survivors, their families, friends and health professionals, this community event was designed to improve the health and wellness of cancer patients and survivors. Now in its 12th year, the program's scope is broad and features presentations by authors, physicians, performers, and musicians and incorporates humor, healing stories and networking time. The purpose is to inspire and encourage people to strengthen their own healing potential and ability to thrive.

Event speakers are Laura Esserman, MD, director of the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at UCSF Medical Center; author and psychiatrist Judith Orloff, MD; and author Michael Lerner, PhD, president of Commonweal, a health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, CA.

(Note that in November 2007 the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center was renamed the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.)

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