About this webinar:
This webinar will explore a personal and multi-layered cancer journey and how the diagnosis of stomach cancer led to the founding of Canada’s only non-profit organization that supports stomach cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. My Gut Feeling – Stomach Cancer Foundation has been supporting patients facing this complex cancer for over 6 years. Its mission to provide peer-to-peer support through education, awareness and advocacy has helped thousands of patients and their families throughout Canada and internationally.
About the presenter:
Teresa Tiano is the Chair and Co-Founder of My Gut Feeling – Stomach Cancer Foundation of Canada, which is the volunteer-led, non-profit organization, founded in 2016, that is dedicated to the support of stomach cancer patients, survivors and caregivers through education, awareness and advocacy. Teresa has over 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector and has been advocating for patients since 1991 when her father was diagnosed with colon cancer.
Teresa is also a 10/12 year stomach cancer survivor, 5-time cancer survivor and a Lynch Sydrome Survivor. Her advocacy work for patients includes being part of research teams, speaking engagements to raise awareness about stomach cancer, the world’s 6th most common cancer and the world’s 4th leading cause of cancer deaths.
She currently sits on the the Patient Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Gastric Cancer Association (CGCA), is a Patient Advocate on the Ontario Hereditary Cancer Research Network, on the Patient Advocacy Team for STORMing Cancer, and a Patient Partner on the Indirect Impacts of Hereditary Cancer Syndrome Study. Teresa is also a member of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), and most recently the International Society of Female Professionals.