Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is holding a panel discussion entitled “The Healing Power of Communication” featuring award-winning journalist Katie Couric on August 7.
The event will take place at Georgetown University’s Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building, between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
“The Inaugural Edward M. Kovach Cura Personalis Endowed Lecture” will be moderated by John L. Marshall, MD, Director of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Frederick P. Smith, MD, Endowed Chair, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is part of Georgetown University Medical Center and aims “to prevent, treat and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education and partnership with the community — guided by the principle of cura personalis, ‘care for the whole person.’”
The event’s special guest Couric, who previously lost her loved ones (her husband and sister) to cancer, is the co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. The initiative is dedicated to raise funds for translational cancer research via online and televised efforts, as well as developing new, promising cancer treatments.
“SU2C dramatically accelerates the rate of new discoveries by connecting top scientists in unprecedented collaborations to create breakthroughs. SU2C innovations lead to better cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, which means that we can help save lives now,” the group says on its website.
According to SU2C, almost 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer every day. It is encouraging the general public to donate to their cause, saying “Progress against one type of cancer is progress against ALL cancer,” and adding that 100% of the donations received from the public support go to collaborative cancer research programs.
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