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National Cancer Institute’s Neil Caporaso to Speak at Celebrating the Art of Healing


Tulsa, Okla. (Feb. 12, 2016) — Celebrating the Art of Healing is an annual day of hope and inspiration for cancer survivors and the families, friends and medical professionals who care for them. The 2016 event will be Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John Medical Center.

The event will begin in McDougal Auditorium with a presentation by Neil Caporaso, MD, chief of the National Cancer Institute’s genetic epidemiology branch. His presentation at Celebrating the Art of Healing will focus on new insights into cancer care, including targeted therapies, genetics and the role of sleep in recovery. Breakout sessions will follow in the Mary K. Chapman Health Plaza. These sessions are led by local professionals and highlight a variety of topics, including genetic counseling, exercise, nutrition, life after cancer, lymphedema and more.

Celebrating the Art of Healing, now in its 12th year, is a community collaboration sponsored by St. John Health System, Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Saint Francis Hospice and Saint Francis Health System to promote healthy behaviors and activities that enrich the quality of life for those who face the challenges of cancer.

The symposium is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, please contact the St. John PulseLine at 918-744-0123 or pulseline@sjmc.org. Click here to view or download the 2016 brochure, which also offers more information.

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