Scripps to Host Free Nutrition and Cancer Workshop Aug. 25

SAN DIEGO – Local cancer patients and survivors can learn about the connection between diet and cancer at a free workshop at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Nutrition and Cancer workshop is co-hosted by Scripps Cancer Center and Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

The workshop will provide information on the role nutrition can play in the treatment and recovery phases of cancer. Myths and facts about supplements will also be discussed. The workshop is open to patients, survivors and family, regardless of where care was provided. Cathy Garvey, a registered dietitian with Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, will lead the session.

Registration is required for this workshop and can be arranged by calling 858-554-8533. Cost for parking is $3. The workshop will take place in the conference room of Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, in the Anderson Outpatient Pavilion, located at 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

Part of Scripps Health, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine offers conventional and scientifically validated complementary medicine. Through clinical research, education, prevention and lifestyle changes, the center seeks to empower its patients to take charge of their health. More information can be found at

With more than 300 affiliated physicians, Scripps Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in cancer care and research. In collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute, the Scripps Cancer Center seeks to provide the best possible treatment and cutting-edge research trials for patients by coordinating medical expertise in the areas of clinical cancer care, community outreach and clinical, translational and basic research. More information can be found at

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2 billion nonprofit community health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 12,700 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of clinics, physician offices and outpatient centers. Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research and graduate medical education. More information can be found at

Contact: Steve Carpowich
Phone: 858-678-7183
Cell: 858-356-7476