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VICC to host symposium on neurofibromatosis April 21

Apr. 12, 2018, 8:47 AM

 

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will host a special event for patients and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that can cause tumors in the nervous system. The Neurofibromatosis Patient and Family Symposium will be held Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the VICC 8th floor conference center in the Preston Research Building, 2220 Pierce Ave.

The neurofibromatoses are a group of genetic disorders which can cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from skin changes, bone abnormalities, hearing loss, balance issues and brain or spinal tumors to cataracts at a young age. Treatment is designed to address symptoms of the disease.

During the event, participants will learn about the diagnosis and monitoring of pediatric and adult patients, as well as Vanderbilt NF clinical and research programs and national and regional resources for patients and families. The symposium also will feature a panel discussion.

The event is free and open to patients no matter where they have received treatment. Lunch will be provided and free parking is available in the South Garage across from the cancer center.

To register for the event, visit www.viccnfsymposium.eventbrite.com or call 615-936-1793.

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