The Seena Magowitz Foundation’s 17th-annual Golf Classic is a three-day affair set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 through 3, 2019, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. More than 200 dedicated supporters committed to fighting pancreatic cancer will be in attendance.

Event Highlights

First, Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, who is among the top researchers focusing on pancreatic cancer, will be the guest of honor.

Second, the foundation will release its 120-page inaugural Tribute Book honoring Dr. Von Hoff during the event’s Saturday night dinner.

Third, about 25 late-stage pancreatic cancer patients will join Dr. Von Hoff and other renowned oncologists, researchers, surgeons and clinical trial lead investigators for a special two-hour forum where they’ll share questions and answers and discuss future innovative treatments. This two-hour session is slated from 11:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Members of the media may interview patients and medical professionals to help raise public awareness of these unique stories and this human interest opportunity. Most of the patients attending were told by their previous doctors that they had limited time left to live, but Dr. Von Hoff’s and Dr. Erkut Borazanci’s efforts and clinical trials have helped extend lives far beyond their original prognoses.

Fourth, There will be a panel discussion during dinner on Saturday evening at 6: p.m.where the audience can ask questions of an elite stage panel that will not only include Dr. Von Hoff but other world-renowned doctors including Manuel Hidalgo MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Sunil Sharma, MD, F.A.C.P., M.B.A., Deputy Director of Clinical Sciences, Professor and Director Applied Cancer Research and Drug Discovery Division, TGen; Douglas B. Evans, MD Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery, Chair, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin and The LaBahn Pancreatic Cancer Program; and Erkut Borazanci, MD, MS, Clinical Investigator/Medial Director Early Detection Program, HonorHealth, Clinical Associate Professor, TGen.

No one should have to hear that there is nothing more that can be done for a loved one,” said Seena Magowitz Foundation Founder and Chief Executive Officer Roger Magowitz. “Today, pancreatic cancer doesn’t always mean an automatic death sentence, and we can thank Dr. Von Hoff and collaborating researchers for improving the outlook.”

The Inaugural Tribute Book

Dr. Von Hoff is the first honoree in the inaugural Seena Magowitz Foundation tribute book, a 120-page, full-color, perfectly bound book that also pays tribute to the warrior patients currently fighting the disease, the legacy patients who have lost the battle and the generous philanthropists who support the foundation’s mission of quickening the pace of medical discovery.

Attendees can get a copy of the tribute book during Saturday night’s Nov. 2 dinner hosted by Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Carey Pena.

For more information, contact Roger Magowitz at 602-524-7636 or at