Sponsored by Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, St. John Health System and MD Anderson Cancer Center
TULSA, OKLA. (May 26, 2016) — Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute (OCSRI); St. John Health System, a part of Ascension Health; and MD Anderson Cancer Center are pleased to announce The Fight to End Cancer, a free community health fair and cancer forum for Tulsa and surrounding communities.
The Fight to End Cancer, slated for June 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature food trucks, family activities, health screenings and expert medical advice from St. John and OCSRI, and local cancer organizations. OCSRI will be offering $99 lung cancer screenings to those who meet criteria. The screening includes a low-dose, non-contrast CT scan that day and the physician’s read the following Monday. Attendees may also sign up at the event to have the scan done at a later date for the same price. The screening must be paid in cash or check, and screenings will be done on a first-come, first-served basis and take about 10 minutes to complete.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to watch a live broadcast of speaker Joan Lunden, cancer survivor, health and wellness advocate, and former co-host of Good Morning America, and participate in a national conversation on cancer through a live, interactive broadcast of MD Anderson expert panel discussions.
As Oklahoma’s only certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, OCSRI is one of only 14 sites across the U.S. broadcasting the panel discussions. The first panel will cover new research in cancer prevention, as well as future approaches to cancer treatments. The second panel will focus on tobacco cessation. Audience members will be able to interact with the MD Anderson experts during these discussions.
Through this locally exclusive affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network, oncologists and surgeons at OCSRI and St. John have access to some of the best cancer resources in the world, including disease-specific and evidence-based clinical guidelines, treatment plans and best practices. Physicians also have the ability to consult directly and promptly with MD Anderson.
The Fight to End Cancer will be held at OCSRI’s main campus, located at 12697 E. 51st St. South in Tulsa. Parking is free and easily accessible. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, including a list of food trucks and health fair participants, please call the St. John PulseLine, 918-744-0123, or visit ocsri.org.
About Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute
St. John Health System and Tulsa Cancer Institute launched Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute (OCSRI) in March 2016 to provide comprehensive outpatient oncology services to patients in Oklahoma and the region. With combined expertise, resources and technology, and the backing of a comprehensive health system, the joint venture brings added capabilities and convenience to support patients across the continuum of their treatment and survivorship. OCSRI conducts operations primarily in Tulsa at 12697 E. 51st St. South. OCSRI also offers services at the Skin Cancer Center in Tulsa at 8803 S. 101st East Ave. and in community cancer centers in Bartlesville, McAlester and Stillwater.
About St. John Health System
St. John Health System is a not-for-profit Catholic health care system founded in 1926. St. John operates hospitals in Tulsa, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Sapulpa and Bartlesville. Other subsidiaries of St. John Health System include St. John Clinic, St. John Clinic Urgent Care and medical complexes in south Tulsa and Claremore. St. John serves more than 3,500 patients every day. St. John is a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.
About Ascension Health
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,000 sites of care – including 137 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.