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The V Foundation Gives the Public a Chance to Ask Questions About Cancer Research

Public Cancer Forum Offers Opportunity to Learn About Cutting Edge Cancer Research Development

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research fundraising organizations, is proud to announce its Second Annual North Carolina Public Cancer Forum featuring a panel of doctors from prestigious cancer centers across the country. The event will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center on August 21st at 10:30 AM, and will include an introduction by CEO of The V Foundation, Nick Valvano, presentations by researchers, and a Q & A discussion panel. The Forum is free and open to the public and will provide attendees with an opportunity to speak directly with doctors on the cutting edge of cancer research.

“Our team consists of the most promising researchers who continuously work hard to fight the battle against cancer,” said Nick Valvano, CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research. “Our Second Annual North Carolina Public Cancer Forum gives the public an opportunity to see and understand the progress that is being made with cancer research, made   possible through their generous support.”

Doctors and researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will present the latest in cancer research development and provide answers to attendees’ questions during the Q & A segment of the event. Representing the Moffitt Cancer Center is Dr. Jim Mule.  Duke’s speakers include Dr. Anil Potti and Dr. Kelly Marcom.  Dr. Charles Perou will represent UNC Lineberger.  Also, representing NC State will be a program participant from their Cancer Therapeutics Training Program.  

“The cancer forum will be especially interesting for patients and families wanting to hear about new and emerging treatments.  We are leaning more about personalized approaches to care every day.  For example, a drug previously thought to be effective in less than 10% of patients can now be effective in upwards of 70% of patients because we are now able to individualize therapies based on a patient’s genetic profile. It is the right of every patient and their family member to be educated about the opportunities and advances we have made in individualizing cancer care using genetic assays and the hope it brings to curing cancer. The Forum presents one such important opportunity,” said Dr. Anil Potti, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center.

To learn more about V Week in the Triangle, tickets, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.jimmyv.org or call 800-4JimmyV.

About The V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $95 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. The Foundation, which has received seven consecutive top 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.