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Debbie's Dream Foundation to Host FREE North Carolina Stomach Cancer Education Symposium and Webcast


Debbie's Dream Foundation to Host FREE North Carolina Stomach Cancer Education Symposium and Webcast

Patients, families, and caregivers will have the opportunity to learn about gastric cancer and cancer-related issues from healthcare experts

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RALEIGH, N.C. and DURHAM, N.C., July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 4, 2018, Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) will host the North Carolina Stomach Cancer Education Symposium and Webcast featuring a panel of leading oncologists and healthcare experts. The Symposium is supported in part by Lilly Oncology, Merck, and Bristol Meyer Squibb. Attendees in person and on the live webcast will learn about best practices and the most current cutting-edge gastric cancer treatments, including surgical treatment options, non-surgical treatment options, radiation oncology, clinical trials, immunotherapy and targeted therapies. The Symposium will also feature information valuable to all cancer patients including nutrition, pain management, and patient navigation.  Lectures will be available on the DDF website at

The Symposium will feature an informative and engaging agenda that includes nationally recognized speakers along with healthcare professionals from North Carolina's leading cancer treatment facilities. Participants will be provided with handouts which include a welcome letter, speaker information, ways to get involved with DDF, resources, and support available through DDF, and more. This event will begin with breakfast and registration, followed by morning and afternoon sessions which will include a 30-minute patient panel and professional speaker sessions. A complimentary lunch and networking session will also feature exhibits and information from local resources and sponsors.

"Participants will hear the latest in stomach cancer treatments and management of the disease directly from experts in the field," said Christina Leonard, Symposium Committee Chair. "This affords attendees an opportunity to ask questions and hear in-depth information about their concerns."

About Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
DDF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about gastric cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.

DDF was founded in 2009 by Debbie Zelman after she was diagnosed with stage IV incurable gastric cancer in 2008 and given only weeks to live. Debbie is considered a pioneer by many for bringing awareness to the plight of stomach cancer patients worldwide and the lack of federal funding for stomach cancer research. She achieved all of this while receiving hundreds of rounds of chemotherapy, in addition to daily oral treatments. Debbie passed away on December 23, 2017 at the age of 50, almost a decade later. As a result of her leadership, DDF now has a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, comprised of world-renowned physicians, and chapters throughout the United States and in Canada and Germany. DDF strives to continue Debbie's mission and make her dream come true. To learn more about DDF, please visit us at

Media Contact:
Brittnay Starks
Communications Coordinator
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
(954) 475-1200

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