The inaugural event for the New Jersey Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation was held this past weekend at the John Theurer Cancer Center. The Dr. John M. Totaro Pancreas Cancer Symposium brought together numerous experts to discuss topics ranging from advanced screening of pancreas cancer to palliative care and nutrition.
John M. Totaro III, for whom the symposium was named, died last June, about six months after his diagnosis of pancreas cancer. An internist who practiced in Maywood for 23 years, “he was Mr. Hackensack, the face of Hackensack University Medical Center,” Ligresti said. “He himself would have wanted to be at this kind of conference.”