World Pancreatic Cancer Day is Thursday, November 19, 2020. It’s a day of celebrating LIFE! The day is about wearing purple to raise awareness, storytelling, and showing support of loved ones, friends and neighbors who have had to share the news of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. To prepare Charlotteans for the big day Francene Marie interviews Dr. David A. Iannitti, the Chief of Hepatopancreaticbiliary or HPB Surgery at Atrium Health,
About Dr. Iannitti: At Carolinas Medical Center, part of Atrium Health, Dr. Iannitti has developed a well-funded center for research in liver disease with multiple active grants for basic science, translational and clinical research projects. He is actively involved in ongoing projects that address the fundamental pathophysiology of hepatocellular carcinoma development and progression. At Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Iannitti oversees the HPB Fellowship program, including the research and clinical components. He also serves as program director for multiple physician training courses in microwave and radiofrequency ablation as well as a regional/national annual liver course. He has authored more than 80 journal articles and book chapters and more than 150 meeting presentations.
Check out Charlotte Pancreatic Cancer Alliance. The Charlotte PC Alliance is a community group that exists to amplify the voices of our region’s pancreatic cancer community. We are storytellers on a mission to use each of the 365 new days of the year (and 366 days during leap years like 2020!) to create local awareness. We are community-builders, and we are seeking partners and ambassadors to join us in sharing the story of pancreatic cancer to reach every corner of the greater Charlotte region.