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.


Local Programs

Cancer & Post-Traumatic Stress: Not all wounds are visible

Speakers:

  • Donna Ehlers, MD – Medical Perspectives
  • Kristel Quinto, LCSW – Self-Care Strategies
  • Anne Karin Nelson, MS, LMFT & Nancy Lomibao, MS, LMFT (and Harley) – Professionally Guided Techniques

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Torrance Memorial Hoffman Health Conference Center
Art Exhibit: Oncology on Canvas: expressions of a cancer journey sponsored by Lilly Oncology, 5:30-6:00pm
Cost: Free

Please RSVP by August 8, 2019.
To reserve your seat, please call 310-517-4660 or


Webinars

Genetics & Genomics

Thursday, August 9, 2019 9:00 am PST

Presented by Triage Cancer, this free webinar will discuss the difference between genetics and genomics, and their importance in treatment decisions.

To register click here https://triagecancer.org/webinarreg-genetics

Cancer and College: Your Rights in Higher Education

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12 noon PT

This free program is presented by the Cancer Legal Resource Center Whether you were diagnosed with cancer at 15 or 50, you may be interested in pursuing some form of higher education at some point in your life. In this webinar, learn about the types of protections that are available to patients and survivors during the college/higher ed application process and once students have started college, graduate school, and beyond. Additionally, learn about ways for students or alumni with disabilities to manage or possibly discharge student loans, including new updates for 2019.

To register click here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3654525258595116547

Highlights from the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting: Caring for Every Patient, Learning from Every Patient

Part I of Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatment

Thursday, August 22, 2019 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

Highlights from the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting: Caring for Every Patient, Learning from Every Patient

Part II of Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatment

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 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


Lectures & Events

Torrance Memorial Survivors Day Event

Every June, the Torrance Memorial Hunt 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 by 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 Memorial 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.