Free Educational Workshop for People Diagnosed with Cancer and Their Loved Ones

Davenport, IA (September 2018) – Gilda’s Club Quad Cities will host a free workshop entitled: Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Immunotherapy.  The program will explore how the immune system interacts with cancer, immunotherapy treatments that are currently available as well as treatments that are being developed, and tips to manage common side effects.  This free workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to7:30 p.m. at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities (1234 E. River Drive, Davenport).

“People living with cancer and their loved ones want to know about the most recent advances in cancer research so that they can identify their best treatment options,” said Kelly Hendershot, Program Director of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities. “By taking an active role in their treatment decisions, people with cancer can improve their quality of life.”

Advance registration is preferred, but walk-in attendees are welcome.  To register, please contact Kelly H at or online at Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m., the presentation will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

The workshop will feature:

  • Katie Browne, N.P., Iowa Cancer Specialists.

Can’t attend in-person? Join us from home!

This event will be streamed live from the Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Facebook page, so you can watch it from anywhere you have a computer! Just go to

For more information about accessing the Facebook Live event, contact

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Immunotherapy is made possible through unrestricted educational grants from Merck.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.  Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes social and emotional support, CSC offers a menu of personalized services and education for patients and families affected by all types of cancer.  In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community.  CSC provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of more than 50 local affiliates, over 100 satellite locations and online.  For more information, visit

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