On March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide order to stay at home. The Hirshberg Foundation is dedicated to supporting our pancreatic cancer community while we observe California’s ‘shelter in place’ rules to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. We are committed to providing virtual patient support and resources to our patients and their caregivers.
We know that cancer patients currently receiving treatments or recovering from surgery are considered at a higher risk for having a weakened immune system. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, patient well-being is more important than ever. We have asked our resident expert, Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, to provide our pancreatic cancer community with tools to eat well and live well during the coronavirus.
This is a video recording of the Zoom webinar that took place on Friday, April 3rd at 1:00 (PST). Entitled “How to Eat and Live Well During Coronavirus: Vital Tips for our Pancreatic Cancer Community,” patients, caregivers, family and friends joined Dr. Li for an interactive conversation as she provides important information to boost the immune system. Beyond nutrition she discusses stress eating, sleeping, cooking and best practices for food delivered to your home.