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Project H.O.O.D. [Helping Others Attain Destiny]

6330 South King Drive

Chicago, IL 60637

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This event will give you a front row seat to straight talk with oncologists and patient advocates about genetic testing and clinical trials.

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Why should minorities participate in genetic testing? What is the benefit of such participation?

JOIN US for an event where residents can listen to African American professionals in cancer care and ask frank questions in a relaxed, safe environment.

The discussions will address "The Facts, Figures and Cultural Diversity of Oncology" and was coordinated in partnership with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The University of Illinois Cancer Center, The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The panel of distinguished speakers will include:

* Jamie Brewer, MD, and 'Lola A. Fashoyin-Aje, MD, FDA Office of Oncologic Diseases.

* Rea Blakey, FDA Oncology Center of Excellence.

* Wenora Johnson, a PCORI Advocate on Clinical Trials and a cancer survivor.

* Abiola Ibraheem, MD, The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center.

* The University of Chicago Oncologist Nita Lee, MD.

* Rush University Medical Center Cardiologist Tochukwa (Tochi) Okwuosa, MD.

Other event participants include Dr. Karriem Watson and The University of Illinois Patient Brigade Team.

This event will also feature vendors that provide a variety of health information, screenings, resources and appropriate referrals. For more information, please call 312-914-1186 or email peerpluswellness@gmail.com.

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