Cancer Lectures, Events & Webinars | Torrance Memorial | South Bay

Lectures, Events & Webinars

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 Rehabilitation: More Than Just Exercise

This free Zoom program, presented by the South Bay Survivorship Consortium, will feature Dr Philip Chang, Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cedars-Sinai Cancer. This presentation will provide an overview of the indications for and benefits of cancer rehabilitation as well as how skilled assessments and therapies (physical/occupational/speech) can be helpful in facilitating quality of life for cancer survivors.

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Philip Chang, Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Cedars-Sinai Cancer

Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 23 to receive log-on and call-in instructions. Call 310-517-4660 or click here


Webinars

Communication in the Cancer Context: Talking with your medical team, family, and others who care

Monday, August 1, 2022 from 10:00 am -11:30 am PT

Presented by the Simms Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology this free live interactive webinar will address how to : engage effectively with your healthcare providers, navigate conversations about your health with adult family and friends, ask for support from others, strategically share health information in the workplace and help you set and maintain healthy boundaries.

For more information call 310-794-6644. To register, click here.

New Treatments for Childhood Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 10 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 to register online.

Work Transitions: Strategies for Looking Ahead Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10 am PT

Presented by Cancer+Careers this free webinar will address unexpected transitions in the work and personal life for many cancer patients and survivors. This session will help you think about how to positively navigate your unique work and personal transitions.

To register, click here.

Highlights from the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting – “Advancing Equitable Cancer Care Through Innovation”, Part I of Highlights from the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting

Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 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 to register online.

What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials: Part of the Empower Hour Series

Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT

Presented by the Cancer Legal Resource Center this free webinar will make clinical trial information clear by covering the clinical trials basics, insurance coverage for trials, and information about how to locate trials.

To register, click here.

Highlights from the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting – “Advancing Equitable Cancer Care Through Innovation”, Part II of Highlights from the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 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 to register online.

Bladder Cancer: Treatment Update - Part I of Life with Bladder

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 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 to register online.

Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

Monday, August 22, 2022 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 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 to register online.

Unpacking Cancer from the Back Pack: How to Help Kids and Teens Thrive at School When a Parent or Loved One has Cancer Webinar

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am PT

Presented by Triage Cancer, this is a free webinar covers how to create an emotional safety plan for students, how to communicate effectively between parents and school personnel, talking about cancer in the classroom, and tools families can utilize to minimize stress both at school and at home.

To register, click here.


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 310-517-7077.

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.

Contact the Hunt Cancer Institute

We are here for you every step of the way

310-517-7077

Email CancerAnswers@tmmc.com for answers to your cancer related questions.

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