Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine will host its second annual community World Cancer Day event, Tuesday, February 4.
World Cancer Day is an annual, international observance. The Stephenson event will feature health screenings, a lunch and learn, browsing tables and guest speakers including experts in oncology and related fields.
“At Stephenson Cancer Center, our work is perpetually focused on the vision of a world where cancer is preventable and access to life-saving treatment is accessible to all, regardless of who they are or where they live,” said Robert Mannel, M.D., director of Stephenson Cancer Center. “World Cancer Day unifies us with people across the globe to raise awareness, improve education and spur action at every level of personal or governmental involvement. In collaboration with community partners, we reimagine our state and its people – no longer fearful of a potentially deadly cancer diagnosis.” Stephenson Cancer Center World Cancer Day activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., February 4, on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus at Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center, 655 Research Parkway.
Among activities of the day, OU Medicine Breast Health Network will offer screening mammograms onsite. Appointments are preferred; schedule a mammogram by calling toll-free (800) 422-4626, ext. 49760. Additionally, Stephenson Cancer Center staff will offer head and neck cancer checks and OU Physicians Health and Wellness personnel will conduct biometric health screenings, which include checks for blood pressure, blood glucose testing and other basic screening checks.
Presentations will begin at 11:30 a.m., and will feature: Mark Doescher, M.D., MSPH; Jennifer Witherspoon, M.S., R.D./L.D.; and Susanna V. Ulahannan, M.D., MMed. There is no cost to participate in these activities, but reservations are required by calling (405) 271-1112. Validated parking is available in the attached parking garage for event attendees. Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine ranks in the Top 50 in the nation for cancer care in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. As Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center, Stephenson Cancer Center is one of the nation’s elite centers, representing the top 2% of cancer centers in the country. It is the largest and most comprehensive oncology practice in the state, delivering patient-centered, multidisciplinary care for every type of cancer. As one of the nation’s leading research organizations, Stephenson Cancer Center uses the latest innovations to fight and eliminate cancer, and is currently ranked No. 1 among all cancer centers in the nation for the number of patients participating in clinical trials sponsored by the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network. For more information, visit OU Medicine — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Medicine is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Medicine serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Medicine is the No. 1 ranked hospital system in Oklahoma, and its oncology program at Stephenson Cancer Center and OU Medical Center ranked in the Top 50 in the nation, in the 2019-2020 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. OU Medicine was also ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in four specialties: Ophthalmology in partnership with Dean McGee Eye Institute, Colon Surgery, COPD and Congestive Heart Failure. OU Medicine’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit