Cancer Experts Discuss the Latest Trends in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer at Ann's Place

Danbury Hospital
Gastro

DANBURY, Connecticut – March 17, 2016 – In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Western Connecticut Health Network, in conjunction with Ann’s Place, will sponsor a roundtable discussion on the most recent updates in the treatment of colorectal cancer. The program will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ann’s Place, 80 Saw Mill Road in Danbury. Cancer survivors, caregivers and health care professionals are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

The featured roundtable speakers will be:

  • Vincent Rella, M.D., Medical Oncologist
  • Stuart Bussell, M.D., Colorectal Surgeon
  • Daniel O’Brien, M.D . , Gastroenterologist
  • Shannon Morrill-Cornelius, CGC, Genetic Counselor
  • A survivor of colorectal cancer

A question and answer session follows the speaker presentations and there will be literature and educational materials made available from the  American Cancer Society.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Ann’s Place at (203) 790-6568.

About Western Connecticut Health Network Oncology Services
Western Connecticut Health Network is the region’s leading provider of cancer care services. Danbury Hospital Praxair Cancer Center, New Milford  Hospital Diebold Cancer Center and Norwalk Hospital Whittingham Cancer  Center are nationally accredited as Comprehensive Care Programs by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The Centers are the recipients of “Accreditation with Commendation” from the Commission on Cancer which recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary quality care to cancer patients. At Western Connecticut Health Network, our patients and their families receive an exceptional level of care, support and access to clinical trials in a compassionate environment, close to home, by our multidisciplinary care team of experienced medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, fellowship trained surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, oncology nurses along with our oncology nurse navigators and other specialists with advanced training.

About Ann’s Place

At Ann’s Place our mission is to provide comfort, support and resources to people living with cancer and to their loved ones. We assist you and your loved ones to create a unique pathway through cancer to improve your quality of life. At Ann's Place, all are welcome. Professional counseling, support groups, wellness activities and more are provided at no charge.We serve hundreds of people from across Connecticut and lower Hudson Valley New York. That is only a small portion of the tens of thousands who are living with cancer in our area. Connecticut alone has over 150,000 cancer survivors.If you or someone you know is facing cancer, find out how we can help. Ann’s Place is located at 80 Saw Mill Rd. Danbury CT.

For more information, visit www.annsplace.org.