MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 8, 2021) — Gilda’s Club Quad Cities will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Immunotherapy — a free workshop designed for individuals considering immunotherapy treatments. It will cover immunotherapy today, the immune system and cancer, the different types of cancer immunotherapy, the importance of immunotherapy, as well as the eligibility requirements for immunotherapy treatment, the side effects of treatment, and resources for support. Bhanu Vakkalanka MD will present this workshop on July 28, 2021, 6-7:30PM, at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities — Moline Clubhouse, 600 John Deere Road, Suite 101, Moline, Illinois. This program is being offered as a hybrid program. Attendees may register to attend in-person or via Zoom. RSVP required for both options.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Immunotherapy streamlines crucial resources available to people impacted by cancer. Created by Cancer Support Community, this workshop includes a complimentary copy of the booklet Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Immunotherapy.

Boxed Meal will be provided for in-person attendees. RSVP required. To register, please call 563-326-7504 or visit

The Workshop will include:

  • Dr Bhanu Vakkalanka MD with UnityPoint Health — Trinity Medical Oncology and Hematology Clinic

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

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a global non-profit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, health-care partnerships, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline and produces award-winning educational resources that reach more than one million people each year. Formed in 2009 by the merger of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, CSC also conducts cutting-edge research on the emotional, psychological, and financial journey of cancer patients. In addition, CSC advocates at all levels of government for policies to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. In January 2018, CSC welcomed Denver-based nonprofit MyLifeLine, a digital community that includes more than 30,000 patients, caregivers, and their supporters that will enable CSC to scale its digital services in an innovative, groundbreaking way. For more information, visit

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