‘Living Beyond Cancer A-Z Symposium,’ scheduled Jan. 8, is postponed until a later date

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu

SAN ANTONIO – The “Living Beyond Cancer A-Z: A Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health Antonio MD Anderson Symposium,” originally scheduled for Jan. 8, has been postponed until a later date. More information will be provided soon.

The below includes information from the original press release:

The event is a full day of learning, empowerment and discovery for cancer patients and their friends, family and caregivers, at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, at Holly Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr.

“This symposium offers individuals with cancer at any stage of their journey, their loved ones and their caregivers the opportunity to hear top experts in cancer diagnosis, treatment and management, and discuss important strategies for coping with the effects of cancer,” said Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, executive director of the Mays Cancer Center.

Informative discussions and breakout sessions will feature topics including:

Education and Information Opportunities

Understand Your Cancer
Take control of your journey by learning about your diagnosis. Groups of world-renowned cancer experts – including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other supportive care team members – will lead disease-specific breakout sessions. They will share insights on several different types of cancer, including the latest treatment options, and be available to answer your questions.

Breakout sessions include:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Endocrinologic Cancer
  • GI-Gastric/Colorectal Cancer
  • GI-Liver, Biliary, Pancreatic Cancers
  • GU-Prostate Cancer
  • GU-Bladder, Kidney Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematologic Cancers
  • Melanoma/Cutaneous Cancer
  • Neurologic Cancers
  • Sarcoma
  • Thoracic Cancer

Discover Helpful Resources and Tools to Live Your Life

A cancer diagnosis shouldn’t keep you from living the life you want to lead. Our conference will feature topics seldom discussed in the exam room, but important to patients in treatment, recovering or who have been cured. You’ll discover the tools, resources and support you need to stay physically, emotionally and mentally strong throughout your entire cancer journey.

Breakout sessions include:

  • Mindfulness and Spirituality
  • End of Life
  • Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Taking Care: A Guide for Family Caregivers
  • Role of Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care
  • Healthy Eating Habits

Join Expert-led Discussions

Cancer care and treatment extends beyond the exam room. This symposium offers individuals with cancer, their loved ones and their caregivers the opportunity to hear top experts in cancer diagnosis, treatment and management. Our speakers also will discuss important strategies for coping with the effects of cancer. These include:

  • Physical Activity
  • Complementary and Integrative Therapies
  • Stress Management Techniques

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the latest advances and approaches to living, and thriving, with cancer.

There is no cost to attend this conference. Enrollment will close once registration exceeds the reserved meeting space.


The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, is one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers in Texas. The Mays Cancer Center provides leading-edge cancer care, propels innovative cancer research and educates the next generation of leaders to end cancer in South Texas. Visit www.UTHealthsaMDAnderson.org.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also referred to as UT Health San Antonio, is one of the country’s leading health sciences universities and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. With missions of teaching, research, patient care and community engagement, its schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have graduated 39,700 alumni who are leading change, advancing their fields, and renewing hope for patients and their families throughout South Texas and the world. To learn about the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit http://www.uthscsa.edu.

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