Education and community outreach are an important aspect of the cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship services we offer at Torrance Memorial Hunt Cancer Institute. From one-time events to weekly or monthly programs to annual observances, we offer a busy calendar of interesting, informative and even interactive events for the South Bay community.


Upcoming Local Programs

Advances in Cancer: Liver Cancer Hepatitis B&C Screening and Educational Lecture
Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Presented by the Torrance Memorial Hunt Cancer Institute in partnership with the American Vietnamese Cancer Foundation and the American Liver Foundation, this free program includes:

  • Free Hepatitis B & C Screening : Lab draws with VACF Phlebotomists & TMMC
  • Presentations by liver cancer experts who will address:
    • Screening and risk factors, including Hepatitis B & C
    • Diagnostic and treatment strategies
    • The latest research on treatment

For more information or to register call 310-517-4660.


National Webinars & Programs

Balancing Work & Cancer: Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn has become an incredibly important tool for conducting a successful job search today. This networking tool can be a major asset for survivors who are looking for work after cancer. Presented by Cancer+Careers this free webinar will cover tips to help you build an effective profile, including:

  • Deciding whether or not to disclose cancer history on LinkedIn
  • Creating a compelling profile despite gaps in employment due to treatment
  • How to fully populate the skills & endorsements section on LinkedIn
  • How to ask for substantive recommendations that avoid mention of cancer history
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Advances in the Treatment of Gastric Cancer
Monday, June 11, 2018 10:30 am -11:30 am PT

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

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Update on Marginal Cell Lymphoma
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:30 am -11:30 am PT

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

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Palliative Caring: Improving Care Through the Early Integration of Key Palliative Principles
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:30 am PST

Presented by Triage Cancer, this free webinar will explore strategies to move palliative care upstream to improve quality of life for both patients and their families.

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What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12 noon PT

This free program is presented by the Cancer Legal Resource Center Clinical trials are an important part of developing new cancer treatments and improving the quality of life for people living with cancer. Join this webinar to learn more about clinical trials basics, insurance coverage for trials, and information about how to locate trials you may be eligible for.

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Progress in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:30 am -11:30 am PT

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

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Progress in the Treatment of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:30 am -11:30 am PT

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

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Treatment Update for Adults Living with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
Friday, June 29, 2018 10:30 am -11:30 am PT

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


Cancer Lectures & Events

Torrance Memorial Survivors Day Event

Every June, the Torrance Memorial Cancer Institute celebrates cancer survivors in our community. The event includes dinner, a guest speaker and survivor tributes. The celebration is free for cancer survivors and their family and friends. Space is limited and reservations are required.

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 310-517-7077. 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.

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 at Torrance Memorial Breast Diagnostic Center at 310-784-6335 for more information.

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.

South Bay Survivorship Consortium Lectures

The South Bay Cancer Survivorship Consortium offers lectures on a variety of oncology-related topics throughout the year. For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 310-517-7707.

Torrance Memorial Health Education

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


For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 310-517-7077.