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18th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference Will Bring Together Survivors, Caregivers, Doctors With More Than 40 Expert Speakers in St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 2-4, 2015


Organized by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, the Conference Features More Than 100 Sessions Designed to Help, Educate, Inspire, and Support Those Impacted by Thyroid Cancer

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., has unveiled its impressive list of expert speakers for the 18th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference, taking place Oct. 2-4, 2015 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel. This unique educational and supportive conference will feature presentations on the latest medical research and advances in thyroid cancer care, specialists in insurance and employment, Ask-a-Doctor sessions, and survivor-caregiver roundtables. People have already registered from all around the United States, plus other countries, for this event designed to create learning and support opportunities for patients, families, friends, and caregivers. 

“Thyroid cancer is the fastest growincancer diagnosis in the United States, touching the lives of so many across the country. This conference is an opportunity for survivors, those currently fighting the disease, loved ones and health care professionals to come together to share their stories, learn from one another and hear about the latest advances in care and treatment,” said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director and Conference Co-Coordinator. “There is no such thing as ‘good’ cancer – as anyone who has dealt with thyroid cancer knows, and our team at ThyCa encourages anyone interested in learning more to attend this conference.” 

Among the presenters, experts are coming from the following centers:

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts
  • Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina
  • Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Massachusetts
  • Mayo Clinic, Florida
  • Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida
  • National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Maryland
  • New York University Clinical Cancer Center, New York
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine, Ohio
  • St. Johns Mercy Medical Center, Missouri
  • Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri
  • University of California San Diego, California
  • University of Colorado at Denver Health and Sciences Center, Colorado
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine, Missouri
  • University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri
  • Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut

The event is open to the public, most especially those in the process of being tested for possible thyroid cancer, newly diagnosed or recently treated, survivors of many years, caregivers, friends, and health care professionals. 

Attendees are welcome to join for one, two or all three days, and registration will open at 8:00 a.m. each day. The cost to attend the complete conference is $50, and scholarships are available upon request to cover the registration fee. 

Walk-in attendees will also be welcome. 

In addition to the daily sessions, St. Louis morning radio personality Guy Phillips of Y98 will host a fundraising auction and night of fun on October 3 – with one of the auction prizes being the opportunity to sit-in during a live morning show broadcast. 

For more details about the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference and the free year-round support services and education offered by ThyCa, visit the ThyCa website, email ThyCa at or, or call ThyCa at (877) 588-7904.


About ThyCa

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals. The organization is dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends. ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness activities, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants. For more information, visit our website, e-mail to, or follow us on Facebook at or Twitter.