September in Review

From the Telehealth Director
As we say farewell to summer, we recognize that 2019 is right around the corner. We would like to ask each of you to take just a few minutes to fill out our nine-question survey, which can be found at . We will use this information, along with other feedback we have received, to develop what we hope to be the very best Oncology Telehealth Lecture lineup ever, in 2019. Thank you in advance to filling out the survey. Please be certain to do this NO LATER THAN September 21st. Please click on headline to read full article.
10th Annual Coping with Cancer Symposium. "Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic" Registration is Open!
The opioid crisis continues to take a devastating toll on our communities across NC. In North Carolina, the number of drug overdose deaths increased by nearly 800% between 1999 and 2016. UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer will be bringing providers from across the state together for our 10th Annual Coping with Cancer Symposium on Saturday, October 27th at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. This year’s conference will focus on “Cancer Pain Management during the Opioid Epidemic.” Please click on headline to read full article.
Head for the Cure Foundation to Host an Annual 5K Race that Benefits Brain Tumor Research and the UNC Brain Tumor Program (UNCBTP)
The University of North Carolina has collaborated with the Head for the Cure Foundation to host an annual 5K race that benefits brain tumor research and the UNC Brain Tumor Program (UNCBTP). Dr. Simon Khagi, Director of University of North Carolina Brain Tumor Program, will be participating in the 5K and wearing the Optune device ( on his scalp and the battery backpack as he runs the race. Dr. Simon Khagi is a neurological oncologist at UNC. He holds dual academic appointments in the departments of Medicine and Neurosurgery and is the director of the UNC Brain Tumor Program. I had the pleasure of discussing the upcoming 5K race with Dr. Khagi. To read the interview and learn more, please click on the title.
New Additions to the Learning Portal
The UNC Cancer Network's Learning Portal ( offers FREE CME, CNE, and ASRT continuing education credits for oncology professionals through our self-paced, online courses. We recruit UNC faculty and other oncology professionals to deliver lectures on the latest treatments, clinical trials, and supportive services available to North Carolina cancer patients (Please click on headline to read full article).
Patient and Provider Survey on Using Telemedicine for Integrative Oncology Services
A research team at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is conducting a short research survey to capture the opinion of cancer patients and providers on the use of a telemedicine service for integrative oncology consultations.