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Cancer Survivorship Conference a Resounding Success

Network - Winter 2011

The 22nd annual Anderson Network Cancer Survivorship Conference ended with quite a bang. 

Held Sept. 24-25, 2010, the conference brought cancer experts from MD Anderson to deliver enlightening and empowering messages to nearly 500 cancer survivors, caregivers and medical professionals.

Keynote speaker Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson, advised participants to take their health into their own hands by exercising more often, switching to a plant-based diet, avoiding environmental contaminants and reducing stress by meditating, practicing yoga and trying other forms of complementary medicine.

The conference’s rousing conclusion was courtesy of The Drum Café, which uses music as a common language to celebrate successes and tackle challenges.

There were no spectators during this performance — each attendee was provided a drum and followed the lead from the stage.

Mark your calendars — the next Cancer Survivorship Conference is Sept. 16-17, 2011.

© 2015 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center