Boston Thyroid Cancer Seminar To Take Place on September 29, 2007

On Saturday, September 29, 2007, the Boston Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Seminar will be held at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The seminar and parking are FREE, and advance registration is not required. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the O’Keeffe Auditorium at Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114.

This event is organized by the ThyCa Boston Thyroid Cancer Support Group, an affiliate of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., a national nonprofit, organization dedicated to survivor education, outreach, and research advocacy.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. with registration, a free continental breakfast, and an opportunity for people with thyroid cancer, one of the few cancers that is increasing in incidence, to meet informally with other survivors and caregivers.

Speakers include these physicians:

  • Bruce A. Chabner, M.D., Clinical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, will discuss current research and clinical trials for thyroid cancer.
  • Gilbert H. Daniels, M.D., Endocrinologist, Co-Director Thyroid Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, will discuss everything you want to know about thyroid cancer in a Q&A format.
  • Yariv J. Houvras, M.D., Ph.D., Oncologist, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, will discuss “Cancer Biology 101: Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressors.”
  • Jeffrey F. Krane, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Head and Neck Pathology Service, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will discuss how thyroid cancer is diagnosed.

Seminar organizers are committed to helping other survivors because thyroid cancer is a disease that impacts survivors every day from the time of diagnosis through the rest of their lives. They must learn to cope with periodic tests and treatments, as well as daily medication, that can significantly affect the quality of their lives.

ThyCa’s educational events are just part of the free resources the national nonprofit organization has created to help survivors and caregivers around the world, raise public awareness for early detection, and support thyroid cancer research. ThyCa sponsors volunteer-led local support groups in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, as well as throughout the United States and in Costa Rica and Philippines.

On October 19-21, 2007, the 10th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference will take place in San Francisco, California. For the list of confirmed speakers, visit

Free materials and information about thyroid cancer, local support groups, one-to-one support, the conference, and other special events are available at ThyCa’s Web site or by calling ThyCa Survivors’ Toll-Free Telephone Service 877-588-7904 or e-mailing to