Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. However, survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment.


Support Groups
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This group is designed for young adults — ages 18-45 — diagnosed with cancer and their significant others. A cancer diagnosis affects many important parts of life, including relationships, careers, finances, children and body image. Sharing thoughts and feelings, especially with other young adults with cancer, can be very helpful. Meetings are open to young adults affected by cancer regardless of treatment location.

Call the Oncology department at 715-838-6072 with questions or for more information. No registration is required. 


Support Groups
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This group is for patients, caregivers and family members involved with or interested in multiple myeloma. Participants can share information and experiences regarding understanding of the disease and treatment.

Registration is not required. Call the Oncology Department at 715-838-6072 or e-mail for more information.


Community Education
Eau Claire, WI In Person

Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D., ill discuss cancer genomics, which is the study of genetic alterations in cancer cells, aiming to understand the underlying causes of cancer and develop targeted therapies. In the realm of cancer research and healthcare, cancer genomics plays a pivotal role in understanding, detecting and treating cancer at various stages.

A reception will follow the event at 8 p.m.

About the presenter

Dr. Niloy J. Samadder is a gastroenterologist with a focus on hereditary cancer syndromes and endoscopic oncology. He directs the high-risk cancer clinic at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, providing genetic consultation and testing to patients with early-onset cancer, rare cancers, and hereditary cancers. He completed his bachelor's degree at McMaster University, followed by his medical degree and residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Samadder also completed fellowships and a master's degree at the University of Michigan. He is the program leader of Clinomics at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and a professor of medicine and consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

About the lecture

The Imagine Lecture was inspired by the late Dr. David Winter's relentless pursuit of knowledge, innovation and never being afraid to envision something more, different or better. Its guest lecturers embody those ideals and bring them to life to inspire others.

Contact Brook Berg with questions about this event.

Press Room

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