- Posted August 7, 2013 by
YES! and St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital to Host Seminar
YES! and St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital Partner to Host
Innovative Cancer Treatment Seminar
Free Event for Patients, Caregivers and Medical Community Proves There is HOPE for Patients with Cancers of the Liver
YES! Beat Liver Tumors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of patients diagnosed with primary or metastatic liver tumors, will host a patient and caregiver event in conjunction with St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital at noon on Sat., August 10. YES! advocates are working with liver cancer specialists from St.Vincent to raise awareness for liver tumor treatment options in the greater Indianapolis area.
“Every year more than 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with liver tumors, and many are told, as I was, to get their affairs in order,” said Suzanne Lindley, co-founder and executive director of YES! and 14-year cancer survivor. “We want to let patients and physicians know there are treatment options available – liver tumors are no longer a death sentence.”
The Liver Seminar series, taking place at medical centers across the country, is designed to provide patients and caregivers the opportunity to hear Lindley’s empowering story, as well as from three LOCAL cancer patients, that there is hope despite the devastating diagnosis. Joining Lindley is medical oncologist, Dr. Niraj Gupta, and interventional oncologist, Dr. Brandon Martinez. The doctors will discuss emerging therapies they are offering in their multidisciplinary approach to care, such as Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) using yttrium-90 microspheres that directly target liver tumors while sparing healthy liver tissue.
“This event will give patients in our area a great opportunity to hear Suzanne’s inspirational survival story and learn more about liver directed treatment options,” said Dr. Martinez. “At St. Vincent we are utilizing some of the latest therapies available to treat liver tumors, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to share this information with patients and the community.”
For more information on the free Liver Seminar, or to register for the event, please visit www.beatlivertumors.org or call 877-937-7478. Please note that space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided.