Free Thyroid Cancer Education Dinner Symposium To Be Held on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Chicago, Illinois

On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a FREE Thyroid Cancer Public Education Symposium and dinner will be held in Chicago, Illinois, at The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Baldwin Auditorium,
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois. A boxed dinner will be provided to all pre-registered attendees.

This free program is offered by Northwestern University’s Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association. The event welcomes people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers and everyone interested in learning about thyroid cancer.

Topics and physician speakers include:

  • Detection and Initial Treatment — Dina Elaraj, M.D.
  • Surgery for Advanced Thyroid Cancer — Jose Dutra, M.D.
  • Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostics — Stewart Spies, M.D.
  • Screening and Treatment for Recurrent Thyroid Cancer — Cord Sturgeon, M.D.
  • Hormone Replacement, Clinical Trials and Long-term Thyroid Cancer Management — Peter Kopp, M.D.

The physicians are specialists at Northwestern University. In addition, Tina Stipati and Jessica Brunner, ThyCa Chicago Thyroid Cancer Support Group Facilitators, will provide free information materials on thyroid cancer and the free support groups, one-to-one support services, and resources of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association.

For more details and to register, go to

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is a national nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization providing person-to-person support, support groups, the free downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook, free online newsletter, awareness materials, free one-day workshops, and other resources to thyroid cancer survivors, their families, and the public at no charge.

ThyCa also funds thyroid cancer research grants, sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month in September, and will hold the 11th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 17-19, 2008.

For more information, visit ThyCa’s web site, write PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102, call toll-free to 877-588-7904, fax to 630-604-6078, or e-mail to