Congresswoman Chu to Address Pasadena Cancer Symposium Aimed at Asian Americans

Published : Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 5:48 AM

Rep. Judy Chu (D) will address a symposium designed to educate Asian Americans on cancer awareness and prevention at Pasadena City College, Nov. 16.

Chu, who represents Pasadena and the 27th California district, is expected to discuss Congress policy on health care and cancer research in her keynote speech during the event.

The American Cancer Society (ACS), Pasadena City College, the PCC Parent-Teacher-Student Association and the Global Federation of Chinese Business Women-Greater Los Angeles Chapter (GFCBW-GLA) are all cooperating on the 2019 Asian American Cancer Prevention Symposium.

The symposium’s goal is to increase the Asian community’s awareness on the on-going cancer issues and gain knowledge of cancer prevention from several experts in the area.

In the symposium, the ACS will lead a panel discussion that will focus on such topics as cancer prevention (vaccine), early detection (particularly of colon cancer), the impact of e-cigarettes, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (cancer application) and cancer disparity on diversity and inclusion (age, race, culture,etc.) by a panel discussion.

The panelists in the Cancer Prevention Forum include Dr. Green Hsueh, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Northridge; Professor Koy Parada from Azusa Pacific University, and Dr. Brian Tiep from City of Hope, who will address the health impact of e-cigarettes and vaping.

A Cancer Disparity Q&A will feature Dr. Kimlin Ashing from City of Hope and ACS Board Chair Carolyn Rhee on the panel, and Dr. K.J. Yang, CEO of KuraCare, and Dr. Stephen Liu, CEO of IFGfit, will discuss cutting-edge technologies in cancer treatment such as AI and virtual reality.

Admission is free. The symposium will be in a bilingual format, with English as the official language and audio translation in Chinese. There will be a limited number of headsets, so please contact sjrelay@yahoo.com to reserve a set.

Saturday, November 16, PCC’s Creveling Lounge, 1570 East Colorado Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up for the event, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-asian-american-cancer-prevention-symposium-tickets-76173654451.

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