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The Northwest Cancer Patient Summit

The third Northwest Cancer Patient Summit will be held at the Health Education Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham, WA, on February 3, 2018, from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Agenda        Speakers           Venue          Register        Sponsor 

Program Agenda

Registration – 1PM – 1:15 PM

New Updates in Immunotherapies – 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Complementary & Alternative therapies to manage cancer PANIC (Pain, Anxiety, Nausea, Insomnia,  & Constipation) – 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Panel discussion & Question Answer – 2:15 PM to 2:40 PM

Break – 2:40 PM to 3 PM

Navigating your Insurance Benefits and utilizing resources to minimize the financial toxicities of cancer – 3 PM to 3:45 PM

Panel Discussion – 3:45 PM to 4 PM

Adjourn – 4 PM


Binay Shah, MD

Hematologist/Oncologist at PeaceHealth United General

Founder & President of the Binaytara Foundation

Erin Robertson

Oncology Patient Financial Advocate

Peacehealth St. Joseph Cancer Center

Maria Putney, MPH, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Halleck Holistic Health, Bellingham, WA


The Health Education Center

PeaceHealth St Joseph Hospital

3333 Squalicum Parkway

Bellingham, WA 98226



We invite non-profits, local businesses, industry representatives, and others interested in cancer care to support this cancer patient education program as a sponsor, exhibitor, or partner. There are various levels of sponsorship & exhibit opportunities available. Please email Tara Shah at [email protected] with your inquiries about sponsorship and exhibition.

February 2018 Summit Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors

Pfizer Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Seattle Genetics

We would like to thank the following supporters of our 2017 Northwest patient summits in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Platinum Sponsors

Whatcom Educational Credit Union

PeaceHealth United General


Bristol Myers-Squibb

Gold Sponsors

Helsinn Therapeutics

Merck and Company


Silver Sponsors

Janssen Biotech Inc

Bronze Sponsors

Incyte Corporation

Seattle Genetics



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