The Pancreas Center will be holding their annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day this year on Saturday, November 8th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center.

“Awareness” is the appropriate name for this day. Yet, after attending several of these, a better title would be the annual Pancreatic Cancer “Hope” Day.

It’s undeniable that pancreatic cancer is a difficult disease. Yet in spite of this, the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day generates the utmost levels of positive energy, support and hope. Attendees learn about new advances in pancreatic care from clinicians. Survivors share their experiences and gratitude to Dr. John Chabot and the Pancreas Center team for their second leases on life. It would be difficult to leave this celebration unmoved.

Jonas Salk the inventor of the polio vaccine, once said, “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” This quote personifies the mission of the Pancreas Center and its team.

To register for this year’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day visit the registration page.

After the lectures and testimonials, there will be a vendor health fair, refreshments and an opportunity to speak with Pancreas Center clinicians in the Riverview Terrace.

If you need more information about the event contact Christine Rein at 212-304-7814 or through email at

Related Link:
More Than Just A Diagnosis: Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

Dr. John Chabot & the Pancreas Center Team

Dr. John Chabot & the Pancreas Center Team



The Transplant Forum’s 2nd Annual Sharing Life Day

by Columbia Surgery on April 15, 2014

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2nd Annual Sharing Life Day
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11 am – 2 pm
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
173 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY

The Transplant Forum aims to improve the quality of life for organ transplant patients and their families by supporting novel research and clinical care programs. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

For information and reservations please contact us: or call 212.304.7241.


How to Help a Loved One Recovering From Surgery

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TweetIf you have a friend or family member who just underwent surgery, you may be thinking about ways to help them recover. Here are some tips to help. Understand their needs: Every person has unique needs specific to their surgery, and everyone handles their recovery differently. Ask about their needs and preferences to tailor your […]

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The Wellness Series

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TweetWhen diagnosed with breast cancer, Eileen Z. Fuentes, a Columbia University employee, experienced cancer treatment from a patient’s perspective. Having worked for Columbia, she knew she was in capable hands during her treatment; however, she was determined to play an active part of her own health and recovery and was unsure how to do so. […]

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Sneak Peak: Breast Cancer and Bridging the Gap

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TweetOn Saturday December 7th, Columbia University Department of Surgery is hosting its annual breast cancer awareness event, Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening and Wellness. We spoke with Preya Ananthakrishnan, MD, one of the key members of the planning committee, for a sneak preview about what we can expect at this year’s event. […]

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Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Clinic

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TweetThe Pancreas Center is dedicated to taking every step possible to help prevent, detect, and treat pancreatic cancer. As part of this commitment, the center conducts a dedicated Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Clinic, a unique clinic specifically focused on managing pancreatic cysts so that they do not develop into cancer. Pancreatic cysts are abnormal fluid-filled growths on or […]

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