UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted "Celebrating Life" at Regions Park on Friday to recognize thousands of cancer survivors and cheer on the Birmingham Barons. Many reflected on the hardships and treatments they overcame to get to the place they are today, and gave thanks for life. The event also featured educational opportunities, children's activities and giveaways.
While it is wonderful to celebrate on a specific day, let's not forget that survivorship is an ongoing issue. At the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, our doctors and researchers are working around the clock to give more patients a reason to celebrate next year's National Cancer Survivorship Day.
From bench to bedside, our center is at the forefront of improving cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and researchers here have pioneered advances in chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and nutrition.
To see the progress we have made in our fight to win the battle against cancer, you can read survivors' stories on our website and celebrate their lives with us.
-Ed Partridge, M.D.