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Local survivors and advocates unite at Salem Cancer Institute for nation's largest lung cancer awareness event (Photo) - 11/09/17

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer to be held on Nov.15, 2017 at Salem Cancer Institute

WHAT: The local lung cancer community is coming together for the 9th Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event. Salem will join an anticipated 200 cities where Shine a Lights will be taking place in healthcare facilities this November for Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Shine a Light Salem will feature:

* Kovid Trivedi, MD, pulmonologist, will discuss early detection including lung cancer screening and risk reduction.
* John Strother, MD, medical oncologist, will discuss advances in lung cancer treatment options, immunotherapy, and clinical trials.
* A lung cancer patient will share her journey, including participating in a clinical trial.
* Eric Laro, MD, general surgeon, will discuss survivorship and living well with lung cancer.
* Time of Remembrance - a special time to honor and remember loved ones with a reading of names and moment of silence. To submit names in honor or memory of those who have been touched by lung cancer, please call 503-814-1459 or email cancer.institute@salemhealth.org. You are also invited to bring a photo or symbol of your loved one to have with you or on display during this special time.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov.15, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Salem Hospital main campus, Building C, 4th floor, Suite 4090

WHO: Salem Cancer Institute with Lung Cancer Alliance, an advocacy and support non-profit organization based in Washington DC.

WHY: To bring hope, inspiration and support to the Salem lung cancer community. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States taking more lives annually than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.

Please reserve your seat by contacting 503-814-1459 or cancer.institute@salemhealth.org

Salem Cancer Institute is part of Salem Health, a healthcare system that offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley. It comprises hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; "Like" us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.

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