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

The Power of Sleep: Optimizing Sleep for Cancer Survivors

Speaker: Arash Asher, MD - Director of Cancer Survivorship & Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center

  • Date: November 9, 2021
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom meeting (available online or by telephone)
  • Cost: Free

Please RSVP by Monday November 8, 2021 to receive log-on and call-in instructions. Call 310-517-4660 or click here‚Äč.


Webinars

Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Strategies to Cope
Part I of Living with Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

Presented by CANCERcare.org this is a free teleconference but pre-registration is required. To register or receive more information call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or click here.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Treatment Updates

Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

Presented by CANCERcare.org this is a free teleconference but pre-registration is required. To register or receive more information call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or click here.

Ask the expert: Early-stage hormone receptor-positive, HER2-positive, and triple-positive breast cancer

Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT

During this free hour-long program, medical expert, Reshma L. Mahtani, DO, will answer your questions about treatment options, recent drug approvals, immunotherapy, as well as symptoms and side effects for early-stage hormone receptor-positive, HER2-positive, and triple-positive breast cancer.

To register click here.

HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer: New Therapies

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

Presented by CANCERcare.org this is a free teleconference but pre-registration is required. To register or receive more information call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or click here.

Understanding Health Insurance

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10 am – 11:30 am PT

Presented by Triage Cancer, this free webinar will explore how to choose and use your health insurance. Attendees will learn about the various healthcare and health insurance options available to individuals diagnosed with cancer, how patients can effectively choose between plan options, and the appeal process. Please note: this webinar is scheduled for 1 hour and 30 minutes. To register click here.

Liver Cancer: Treatment Updates

Monday, October 18, 2021 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

Presented by CANCERcare.org this is a free teleconference but pre-registration is required. To register or receive more information call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or click here.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer and African American Women

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

Presented by CANCERcare.org this is a free teleconference but pre-registration is required. To register or receive more information call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or click here.

Thyroid Cancer: New Trends in Treatment

Friday, October 22, 2021 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

Presented by CANCERcare.org this is a free teleconference but pre-registration is required. To register or receive more information call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or click here.

Preventing, Managing & Treating Infection in Adults Living with Cancer

Monday, October 25, 2021 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT

Presented by CANCERcare.org this is a free teleconference but pre-registration is required. To register or receive more information call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or click here.


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.

This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Torrance Memorial's Survivors Day celebration has been canceled. For additional information or questions, please contact the Torrance Memorial Cancer Survivorship Program by calling 310-257-5718 or by emailing us at CancerSurvivor@tmmc.com.

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 310-517-7077.

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.