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Cancer Lectures and Events

South Bay Survivorship Consortium Lectures

The South Bay Cancer Survivorship Consortium offers lectures on a variety of oncology-related topics throughout the year.

Breast Self-Examination Training

If you are a woman, you owe yourself a visit to the Torrance Memorial Breast Diagnostic Center for free breast self-examination training. A registered nurse who is a Certified Breast Self-Exam Trainer and specializes in all aspects of breast health. Classes are offered throughout the year. Free of charge but reservations required. Contact the Breast Health Navigator RN at Torrance Memorial Breast Diagnostic Center at 310-784-6335 for more information.

Torrance Memorial Health Education

The Torrance Memorial Health Education department offers a wide array of classes, activities and lectures to encourage wellness and healthy living.

Torrance Memorial Survivors Day Event

Every June the Torrance Memorial Cancer Institute offers a free event to celebrate cancer survivors in our community. The event includes a pasta dinner, speaker and patient recognitions and is open to cancer survivors in the community and their loved ones. The event in 2014 will be on Tuesday June 3, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. and the speaker will be Chris Ayers, a leukemia survivor who uses art, animals and humor for therapeutic healing through his The Daily Zoo sketchbook. Four books have been published in The Daily Zoo series, and Chris still keeps the doctor at bay with a drawing a day. For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 310-517-4665.

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Torrance Memorial Professional Education

Torrance Memorial offers the Oncology Symposium each year. In 2014 the symposium will be held on Friday, April 11.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Torrance Memorial offers ongoing promotion of breast cancer awareness, screening and early detection. To learn more about your risk for breast cancer, lifestyle strategies that may reduce risk and recommended screening, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 310-517-4665. Through the Torrance Memorial Speakers Bureau, nurses with advanced training in breast health are available to provide lectures to community groups on breast cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship. To learn about activities scheduled in October to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, contact the Breast Health Nurses at the Breast Diagnostic Center at 310-784-6335.

Programs in the South Bay

Managing Late and Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Torrance Memorial Health Conference Center


  • Medical Oncologist - David Chan, MD
  • Radiation Oncologist - Thyra Endicott, MD
  • Primary Care Physician - Kalpana Hool, MD

Your cancer treatment is over, but the treatments that saved your life may also continue to cause side effects. Join us to hear our experts talk about these side effects and how to use this information to help manage your health.

This free program is part of the Cancer Survivorship Series Presented by the South Bay Survivorship Consortium. Reserve you place now by calling 310-517-4665 or click here.

life after breast cancer

Are you a young breast cancer survivor under the age of 45, 6-12 months out of treatment? Do you have questions or concerns about survivorship? Do you think about any of the following:

  • Fear of Recurrence
  • Coping with the "new normal"
  • Fatigue & Chemobrain
  • Stress Management
  • Relationships & Intimacy

Join other young survivors like yourself for our "Life After Breast Cancer" program. A two day seminar where you can share your concerns and learn skills to cope and thrive in your survivorship.The next program is scheduled for January 2015.

Cost: FREE. For more information and to inquire about upcoming programs call 310-517-4665

Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach

The Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach offers support groups and free educational programs for cancer patients, and their families and loved-ones. Check out their website for South Bay activities.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Epidemiological Research Program is seeking men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 and who have never had cancer to participate in its Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The purpose of this historic nationwide research study is to better understand lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that may cause cancer or reduce cancer risk. The study holds the potential to protect future generations from getting cancer.

National Teleconferences and Webinars

Medical update on Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

Friday, March 5, 2015
10:30 am -11:30 am PT

Presented by this is a free teleconference. To register or receive more information call 1 800 813 HOPE (4673) or visit

Understanding Clinical Trials: What’s New

Friday, March 13, 2015
10:30 am -11:30 am PT

Presented by this is a free teleconference. To register or receive more information call 1 800 813 HOPE (4673) or visit

Advances in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
10:30 am -11:30 am PT

Presented by this is a free teleconference. To register or receive more information call 1 800 813 HOPE (4673) or visit

Update on Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Tuesday, March 30 2015
10:30 am -11:30 am PT

Presented by this is a free teleconference. To register or receive more information call 1 800 813 HOPE (4673) or visit

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