Free Educational Workshop for People Affected By Cancer

Davenport, IA (February 2018) Gilda’s Club will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Immunotherapy – a free workshop offering information on one of the most exciting new discoveries and treatments for cancer, immunotherapy. Susannah Friemel, M.D. of Iowa Cancer Specialists will present this workshop on Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 1234 East River Drive.

Patients and their loved ones are invited to join us as we learn how the immune system interacts with cancer, treatments that are currently available as well as treatments that are being developed, and tips to manage common side effects. In addition, participants will learn about ways to cope with the social and emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

Created by Cancer Support Community, this workshop includes a complimentary copy of the booklet Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Immunotherapy.

Advance registration is preferred, but walk-in attendees are welcome. Anyone impacted by cancer is welcome to attend. To register, please call 563-326-7504, email melissa@gildasclubqc.org or visit gildasclubqc.org/fsac-immunotherapy. Dinner included.

The Workshop will include:

Susannah Friemel, M.D.
Iowa Cancer Specialists

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Immunotherapy is made possible by The Cancer Support Community, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities and Genesis Cancer Care Institute.

Note:  Reporters are welcome to attend the workshop, however, please contact us in advance if you are interested in bringing a photo/videographer or would like a facility tour.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.  Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes social and emotional support, CSC offers a menu of personalized services and education for patients and families affected by all types of cancer.  In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community.  CSC provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of more than 50 local affiliates, over 100 satellite locations and online.  For more information, visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org.