Mayo Clinic hosts 'Brain Tumor Awareness Social'

News4Jax anchor, reporter emcees event

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Mayo Clinic hosted a "Brain Tumor Awareness Social" Tuesday night putting a spotlight on cancer.

News4Jax anchor and reporter Kent Justice served as the master of ceremonies for the packed auditorium of about 300 people.

The social joined three of the Mayo Clinic's departments together.

Patients, caregivers and clinic staff from neurosurgery, neurology and the cancer center shared experiences, along with the latest breakthroughs in treatment and research.

One of those experiences shared came from a recent brain tumor survivor. He spoke about the support he received and the role faith played in his recovery.

Two physicians shared the impact they're making in the new procedures that were created and using the technologies to fight the disease.