Graduate student leads the first annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month initiative for the UF Health Cancer Hospital

Published: November 17th, 2015

Category: Recent News, Students

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CHP graduate student Shan Wong, MS hosts the 1st Annual Gallery of Hope Photography Exhibition for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

The Gallery of Hope is the first exhibit of its kind to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer in collaboration with the UF Health Cancer Hospital, and has been featured in the UF Alligator and Shands News. Held on November 12, 2015 at the Criser Cancer Resource Center, the exhibit features 35 photographs submitted by 16 pancreatic cancer survivors and their caregivers to illustrate what it is like living with or caregiving for someone with pancreatic cancer. One of the photo series taken by a patient features a vase of dying tulips coming back to life to illustrate how UF doctors helped him heal. Notably, all of the photography featured at the exhibit is part of a larger ongoing research collaboration between Clinical & Health Psychology (Shan Wong, MS & Deidre Pereira, PhD) and the College of Medicine Division of Hematology and Oncology (Thomas George, MD).   The exhibit will continue to be on display for the rest of the month of November at the UF Medical Oncology and Adult Infusion Center at Shands Medical Plaza, and will return the following year as an annual UF tradition for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.