The “Focus on Mesothelioma Conference”, a free educational conference for patients and their families, will be hosted by Penn Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Friday, Oct. 12 at the Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia. The event is open to the public. A $20 donation is requested.

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Approximately 3,000 people in America are newly diagnosed with this aggressive cancer every year. The Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program has a multidisciplinary team of specialists dedicated to treating patients with mesothelioma.

Drs. Daniel Sterman and Joseph Friedberg will co-chair the event.

The event’s agenda begins at 7:30 a.m. with an “Ask the Expert” session during a continental breakfast. Patients and families will be able to meet one-on-one with their team about symptom management and integrative therapies during this session and throughout the day.

A general session will follow breakfast which will cover the basics about mesothelioma and introduce the different experts on Penn’s treatment team. Other sessions will look at the university’s latest clinical
trials and research aimed at finding more effective ways to treat mesothelioma.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-789-PENN or register online at oncolink.org/conference/mesothelioma.