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Meeting Explores Cancer’s Impact on Heart

September 28, 2010 | Dagny Stuart

Well-known daytime television actor Anthony Herrera will be the featured guest speaker at this year’s Cardiology & Oncology International Symposium, Thursday, October 7, at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. This year’s Cardiology & Oncology International Symposium is designed to help medical professionals identify and screen cancer patients for cardiovascular disease and manage treatment for cancer patients who have already been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

Anthony Herrera

Anthony Herrera

Herrera, known for his portrayal of villain James Stenbeck on “As the World Turns,” was diagnosed with a rare and usually fatal form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1997. He underwent an autologous stem cell transplant and after a relapse, Herrera received a donor stem cell transplant that made medical history.

Now in remission for ten years, Herrera wrote the book, “The Cancer War,” and has testified on Capitol Hill about the importance of federal funding for stem cell research.

The public is invited to the opening night dinner, featuring Herrera’s presentation, Thursday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Capitol Ballroom at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union Street.

A reservation is required and the cost of the dinner is $50 per person. Payment by Visa MasterCard, AMEX and Discover is accepted.

Register and pay online at

The deadline to register is September 29.