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

Advances in Cancer: Liver Cancer Hepatitis B&C Screening and Educational Lecture

A panel of cancer specialists from Torrance Memorial will address the latest research and advances in the treatment of liver cancer as well risk factors associated with Hepatitis B & C at this free brunch and screening event.

Speakers:

  • Karl Fukunaga, MD | Gastroenterologist
  • Jonathan Park, MD | Interventional Radiologist
  • Neil Bhayani, MD | Surgical Oncologist
  • Swati Sikaria, MD | Medical Oncologist

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Torrance Memorial Hoffman Health Conference Center


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

Balancing Work & Cancer: Occupational Therapy & Vocational Rehab

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:00 am PT

Presented by Cancer+Careers this free webinar will address OT strategies for improving physical and cognitive functioning and conserving energy, as well as vocational rehab services to help increase work tolerance and satisfaction. To register click here https://cancerandcareers.encompasspro.com/courses/balancing-work-cancer-webinar-series


Update on Clinical Trials: How They Work

Monday, June 10, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 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


What's New in the Treatment of Lung Cancer
Part I of Living with Lung Cancer

Tuesday, June 11, 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


Living with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 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

Understanding the Costs of Care and Your Health Care Coverage

Part III of Life with Cancer: A Guide to Getting the Best Care

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm 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


Update on Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Part I of Living with Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 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


Progress in the Treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)

Thursday, June 13, 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


Living with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Part I of Living with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 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


Medical Update on Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

Friday, June 14, 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


For Caregivers: Care Coordination for Your Loved One Living with Cancer and Other Health Problems
Part IV of Life with Cancer: A Guide to Getting the Best Care

Monday, June 17, 2019 from 10:30am to 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


Update on Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Monday, June 17, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 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


New Trends in Cancer Survivorship

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 10:30am to 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


Participating in Decisions about Your Care
Part V of Life with Cancer: A Guide to Getting the Best Care

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm 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


Progress in the Treatment of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:30am – 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


Current Perspectives on the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Part II of Living with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:00 pm – 2 pm 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


Triple Negative Breast cancer and Fear of Recurrence

Part II of Living with Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Monday, June 24, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 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


For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One's Lung Cancer
Part II of Living with Lung Cancer

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm 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


Get Personal: Body Image, Sexuality and the Impact of Cancer

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT

This is a free webinar from Sharsheret. Body image and sexuality impact every stage of your breast and ovarian cancer journey – whether you are at risk, newly diagnosed, in treatment, a survivor, or living with metastatic cancer. Join Sharsheret for an empowering webinar and learn from expert speakers, including a psychotherapist, sexual health expert, and also a plastic surgeon who will address your personal questions surrounding the safety of breast implants.

To register click here (https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/503837307988526851)


Medical Update on Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL)

Wednesday, June 26, 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


Treatment Update on Pancreatic Cancer

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 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


Planning Ahead to Protect Yourself and Your Family

Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00 am PST

Presented by Triage Cancer, this is a free webinar. Estate planning can be overwhelming and can often bring up topics that are difficult to discuss. However, being prepared can also bring a sense of comfort. This webinar will cover the various documents that can make up an estate plan, things to consider as you begin the process of creating your plan and options available to individuals to protect their medical decision making rights. To register click here https://triagecancer.org/webinarreg-estateplanning


Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Part II of Living with triple Negative Breast Cancer

Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 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.