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The Westin Resort Guam Somnak Ballroom

105 Gun Beach Road

Tumon, GU 96913

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For health providers only - cutting-edge information on colorectal cancer and oral cancer

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HOSTS - The University of Guam Cancer Research Center’s Community Outreach Core (COC) and its partners – American Cancer Society and Guam Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition

FOCUS - COLORECTAL (CRC) and ORAL CANCER

The symposium intends to provide cancer education for health providers on the current methods, guidelines, and behaviors surrounding CRC and CRC screening to help improve screening rates of those age 50 and above, especially within the disparate Pacific Islander population. It also aims to raise awareness among health providers on the current prevention and screening methods, as well as unique risk factors, surrounding oral cancer in Guam.

Funding from the National Cancer Institute U54 partnership and the American Cancer Society made it possible for the COC to offer the 2019 Guam Health Providers Cancer Symposium at no cost to Guam's health providers. Attendance, however, is limited to the first 100 applicants.

Objectives:

1. To identify colorectal cancer and oral cancer incidence, mortality, and screening rates in Guam and their impact on the Guam community.

2. To learn about the current screening guidelines and status of methods and practices of colorectal cancer.

3. To learn about the evidence-based practices available to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in clinics.

4. To learn of findings from UOG Cancer Research Center’s study on community outreach to increase colorectal cancer screening; and CRC and CRC perceptions of Guam Chamorros and Filipinos.

5. To recognize the unique risk factors that affect oral cancer incidence rates in Guam, and early detection and screening.

CMEs are being requested from the Guam Medical Society.

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