2015 Chordoma Community Conference at Keck School of Medicine of USC
On March 14, 2015, fifty-five patients and family members from California, neighboring states, Canada, and as far away as Hong Kong attended came together in Los Angeles at the Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California. The event, which was co-hosted by Keck Medicine, featured presentations by faculty members from USC, UCLA, John Wayne Cancer Institute and Loma Linda University Medical Center on the treatment approaches for chordoma, promising research, and insights on living with this disease. Participants, including newly diagnosed patients, long-term survivors and those in the throes of the disease, also had a chance to connect with one another and share experiences with those facing similar challenges.
For many, the conference was their first opportunity to connect with fellow members of the chordoma community and to get involved in our search for a cure.