The myCancerConnection Cancer Survivorship Conference is an annual event sponsored by myCancerConnection. The conference is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors and caregivers, and learn from experts on a variety of survivorship topics. The friendships and connections made at conference provide a powerful cancer support community. Participants leave the conference each year feeling informed, empowered and inspired. We hope that you will join us.
When: Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept.14
Where: Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria, 2626 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056
The hotel conference group rate is $139 for reservations made by Aug. 24, 2018. For reservations, please call 832-803-1234 and request the conference rate.
Registration will begin soon. The registration fee is $60 and includes all meals, valet parking at the hotel and activities. There are a limited number of scholarships available.
There are a limited number of exhibit opportunities available for MD Anderson programs. We will not have external exhibitors.
ScholarshipsA limited number of scholarships are available forpatients and caregivers. To apply, go towww.mdanderson.org/patientconference.
Obesity in Cancer: One size does not fit all
Jennifer McQuade, MD of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Obesity is a known risk factor for developing 13 types of cancer according to the World Health Organization and is set to overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer. The relationship between obesity and survival in patients that already have cancer is not as consistent. Recent studies have shown a similar survival benefit for obese patients with colorectal or kidney cancer.
Dr. McQuade will discuss obesity in cancer and the obesity paradox in her session at the myCancerConnection Cancer Survivorship Conference.
2017 Cancer Survivorship Conference
Attendees wear lanyards celebrating years of survivorship.
The photo booth is always a fun activity at the conference.
Are you attending the conference for the first time? Don't forget to get a sticker.
The general sessions are held in the ballroom of the conference hotel.