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The Cancer Treatment in North Carolina: Patient-Centered Care (formerly RN and Allied Health) lecture series covers components of patient-centered health care delivery in cancer treatment and survivorship. The focus of this series is not disease-specific but includes discussion of approaches to improving care delivery for all cancer patients and survivors.

Cancer Treatment in North Carolina: Research to Practice (formerly Medical and Surgical Oncology) lectures cover the spectrum of anti-cancer therapy, with a focus on recent research developments, both locally and at large, and what’s ready for regular practice. Perspectives from medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgery will be included. The lecture series will incorporate an understanding of practice dynamics and concerns throughout the state of North Carolina, and the availability of clinical trials and subspecialty expertise to inform care.

Patient Centered Care

2021

Research to Practice

2021

January 13
Genetic Testing in Cancer Patients
Jaime Richardson, BA, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP
Ashlynn Messmore, MS
Amber Cipriani, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
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January 27
Head and Neck Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2021
Wendell Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS
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February 10
Interprofessional Collaboration in Caring for Adults with Cancer
Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN
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February 24
Update in Treatment of ITP and TTP
Alice Ma, MD, FACP
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March 10
Treating Immunotherapy Side Effects
Frances A. Collichio, MD
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March 24
COVID-19 and Oncology
Stephen Kimani, MD, MSc
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April 14
Making Exercise and Wellness Part of Cancer Care
Carly Bailey, MA
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April 28
Genitourinary Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020
Matthew I. Milowsky, MD
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May 12
Integrative Medicine Oncology
Denise Spector, PhD, MPH, ANP, RYT
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May 26
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June 9
Oncologic Emergencies
Jacob Stein, MD
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June 23
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July 14
Chemotherapy and Cognitive Impairment
Zev Nakamura, MD
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July 28
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August 11
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August 25
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September 8
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September 22
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October 13
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October 27
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November 10
Principals of Navigation
Libby Hart, RN, BSN
Sharon Bigelow, RN, MSN
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November 17
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December 8
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December 15
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Patient Centered Care

2020

Research to Practice

2020

January 8
The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Patients
Gabrielle Brennan, MS, ACSM EP-C, CET
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January 22
Prostate Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020
Young Whang, MD, PhD
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February 12
The Role of Patient Support Networks in Cancer Outcomes
Justin Yopp, PhD
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February 26
Management of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2020: A Paradigm Shift for Older Adults?
Joshua Zeidner, MD
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March 11
Meeting the Needs of Undocumented Patients with Cancer
Julia Rodriguez-O’Donnell, LCSW, OSW-C
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March 25
Immune (check point) Related Adverse Events
Frances Collichio, MD
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April 8
Use of Opioids in Patients with Cancer in North Carolina
Amy M. Goetzinger, PhD
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April 22
Head and Neck Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020
Siddharth Sheth, DO, MPH
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May 13
Delivering Survivorship Care in North Carolina
Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
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May 27
Gastrointestinal Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020
Michael S. Lee, MD
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June 10
The Role of Race in Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship
Samuel Cykert, MD
Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES
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June 24
Radiation Oncology in North Carolina: Updates for 2020
Trevor Royce, MD, MPH
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July 8
Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Cancer Care
Angela M. Stover, PhD
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July 22
Breast Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020
Emily Ray, MD, MPH
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August 12
Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Reviewing Prevention and Treatment Strategies of Three Common Issues
Michelle Gardiner, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
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August 26
Lung Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020
Shetal A. Patel, MD, PhD
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September 9
Safe Use of Dietary Supplements in Cancer Patients
Amanda H. Corbett, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
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September 23
Neuraxial Anesthesia in Prevention of Cancer Recurrence
Dominika James, MD
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October 14
Meeting the Needs of Transgender Patients with Cancer
Terri Phoenix, PhD
Patricia Morfeld, RN, BSN, OCN
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October 28
Topics in Cancer Pharmacy in North Carolina: Updates for 2020
Benyam Muluneh, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
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November 11
The Aging Cancer Patient Population in North Carolina
Hyman B. Muss, MD
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November 18
Lymphoma Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020
Christopher Dittus, DO, MPH
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December 9
If You Have to Ask, You Can’t Afford It: Addressing Financial Toxicity Among NC Cancer Patients
Stephanie B. Wheeler, PhD, MPH
Donald Rosenstein, MD
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December 16
North Carolina Cancer Challenge 2020: Improving Enrollment into Cancer Clinical Trials
Emily Olsson, CCRP
Alicia Bilheimer
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RN and Allied Health

2019

Medical and Surgical Oncology

2019

January 9
Disparities in Breast Cancer: A Biology, Health Services and Solutions Story
Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD, MBA, MSc
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
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January 23
Best of ASH 2018: Myeloma and Leukemia/MDS
Brandi Reeves, MD
Matthew Foster, MD
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February 13
Safety Considerations When Managing Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care
Jacob Hill, ND, MS
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February 27
Key 2018/2019 Developments in Lymphoma and Thrombosis/Anticoagulation
Stephan Moll, MD
Anne W. Beaven, MD
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March 13
Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment: More Than a Side Effect of Chemotherapy
Zev Nakamura, MD
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March 27
Immunological Mechanisms in Pancreatic Cancer
Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD
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April 10
Preparing Patients for Chemotherapy
Tammy Allred, RN, OCN
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April 24
Improving Outcomes in Radical Cystectomy
Raj S. Pruthi, MD
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May 8
Prostate Cancer Screening
Marc Bjurlin, DO, MSc, FACOS
Meredith Crabtree, FNP-C
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May 22
The Role and Importance of HPV Infection in Head and Neck Cancer
Trevor Hackman, MD, FACS
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June 12
Helping Patients with Breast Cancer
Katharine Harrell, NP-C
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June 26
Decision-Making in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Lisa Carey, MD
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July 10
Radiation Oncology 101
Jayne Camporeale, MS, RN, OCN, APRN
Mary Fleming Knowles, MSN, ANP
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July 24
Best of ASCO 2019: Breast and Gastrointestinal Cancers
Autumn McRee, MD
Emily Ray, MD
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August 14
Helping Patients with Esophageal Cancer
Shifali Arora, MD
Kathleen Ferrell, MPAS, PA-C
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August 28
Best of ASCO 2019: Lung and Genitourinary Cancers
Jared Weiss, MD
Tracy Rose, MD, MPH
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September 11
Professional Development and Continuing Education for Oncology Nurses
Claire Gillett, MSN, RN, OCN
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September 25
Cardiotoxicity and New Therapies
Brian Colwell Jensen, MD
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October 9
Working with Patients/Families Who Need Extra Help
Sharon M. Bigelow, RN MSN ANP OCN
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October 23
Clinical Trial Update in Head and Neck Cancer
Bhisham Chera, MD
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November 13
Understanding Treatment Plans and Clinical Trials
Marie Malikowski, RN, MHA, CCRP
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November 27
Gynecologic Cancer
Paola A. Gehrig, MD
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December 12
Nutrition and the Aging Brain in Cancer Care
Melissa Walter, MPH, RDN, LDN
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December 18
New Indications for Radiotherapy
Andrew Wang, MD
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RN and Allied Health

2018

Medical and Surgical Oncology

2018

January 10
Fluorouracil (5-FU) Toxicities and Strategies for Management
Aimee Faso, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
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January 24
Managing Lung Cancer Heterogeneity
Jason Akulian, MD, MPH
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February 7
The Importance of an Integrated Emotional Support Program for Physicians and Providers: How Do We Take Care of Our Own?
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH
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February 21
A New Era: Immunotherapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Chad Pecot, MD
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March 14
Improving End-of-Life Care: What Can We Learn from the Bereaved?
Don Rosenstein, MD
Justin Yopp, PhD
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March 28
Meeting the Unique Needs of Pediatric Oncology Patients
Thomas Alexander, MD, MPH
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April 11
Identifying Patients at Risk of Malnutrition
Meredith Moyers, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
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April 25
GU Cancers: Best of ASCO
Matthew Milowsky, MD
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May 9
Medical Marijuana: It’s HIGH Time to Talk
Alisha Benner, MD
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May 23
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Finally Making Progress?
Joshua Zeidner, MD
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June 13
Breast Imaging Technologies: Cancer Detection & Personalized Medicine
Cherie M. Kuzmiak, DO, FACR, FSBI
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June 27
Using Biomarkers to Plan Adjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer
Lisa Carey, MD
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July 11
Palliative Care Opportunities
Nicole Sartor, RN, MSN, C-PNP-PC
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July 25
Novel Molecularly Targeted Therapies and Biomarkers in Advanced Colorectal Cancer
Michael Lee, MD
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August 8
Survivorship Care Planning: Beyond Standard 3.3
Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
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August 22
Recent Advances on the Gut Microbiome and Cancer Therapy
Temitope O. Keku, PhD, MSPH
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September 12
Immunotherapy 101
Paul Armistead, MD
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September 26
Tumor Treating Fields for Glioblastoma
Simon Khagi, MD
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October 10
Understanding Oncology Drug Interactions
Katherine Morgan, PharmD
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October 24
Aerobic and Resistance Exercise in Cancer Patients: Methods and Benefits
Claudio L. Battaglini, PhD, FACSM
Bill Wood, MD
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November 14
Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Cancer: Meeting their Unique Medical and Psychosocial Needs
Lauren Lux, LCSW
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November 28
Understanding and Treating Anxiety & Depression in Patients and Families with Cancer
Eliza Park, MD
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December 12
Outcomes Focused Perioperative Management of Cancer Patients
Dominika L. James, MD
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December 19
An Update on CAR T Therapy
Natalie Grover, MD
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RN and Allied Health

2017

Medical and Surgical Oncology

2017

January 11
Using Genetics and Genomics for Cancer Risk Identification
Julianne O’Daniel, MS, CGC
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January 25
Sickle Cell Disease: An Overview and Updates
Kenneth Ataga, MD
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February 8
Late Effects of Cancer Treatment: Managing Cardiac Toxicity
Brian Jensen, MD
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February 22
Acute Myeloid Leukemia: An Overview and Updates
Matthew Foster, MD
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March 8
Nutrition Update: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
Jennifer Spring, RD CSO, LDN
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March 22
Promising New Treatment Options for Rectal Cancer
Karen Stitzenberg, MD
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April 12
Oral Chemotherapy: Overcoming the Challenge to Adherence
Benyam Muluneh, PharmD, CPP
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April 19
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May 10
Understanding the Pivotal Role of Nursing in Clinical Trials
Kim Keller, RN, MSN, OCN
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May 24
Impact of Patient Reported Outcomes on Patient Care
Ethan Basch, MD
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June 14
The Power of Teamwork: Navigating Patients with Complex Needs
Amy Depue, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN
Jacquelyn Webb, RN, BSN, OCN
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June 28
Treatment of Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Brandi Reeves, MD
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July 12
Caring for Older Adults with Cancer: Who, When, Where, Why and How?
Trevor A. Jolly, MBBS
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July 26
New Options for Immunotherapy: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Benjamin Vincent, MD
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August 9
Pesticide Protective Behavior in Agriculture: A Cancer Prevention Strategy
AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES
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August 23
Renal Cell Carcinoma: Past, Present, and Future
Tracy Rose, MD, MPH
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September 13
Management of Malignant Pain in the Era of an Opioid Epidemic
Meredith D. Keisler, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
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September 27
Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment and Complications
Juneko Grilley-Olson, MD
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October 11
Psychiatric Medications: I Am Not a Prescriber, What Do I Need to Know?
Kyle Lavin, MD, MPH
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October 25
The Role of Radiation Therapy in Advanced and Metastatic Disease
Kevin Pearlstein, MD
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November 11
The Role of Palliative Care and Hospice Care in Improving Quality of Life
Gary Winzelburg, MD, MPH
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November 15
Advances in Melanoma Cancer Treatment
Frances Collichio, MD
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December 6
The Evidence Base for Integrative Approaches to Cancer Care
Gary Asher, MD, MPH
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December 13
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Claire Dees, MD
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RN and Allied Health

2016

Medical and Surgical Oncology

2016

January 13
Handling Difficult Situations & Conversations with Patients
Denniz Zolnoun, MD, MPH
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January 27
HPV & Head/Neck Cancer
Bhisham Chera, MD
Jose Pedro Zevallos, MD, MPH, FACS
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February 10
Addressing the Needs of Breast Cancer Patients Ages 70 and Older
Hy Muss, MD
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February 24
Obesity and Gynecologic Oncology: A Growing Epidemic
Paola Gehrig, MD
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March 9
Provider Burnout & Compassion Fatigue: How to Prevent and Mitigate Symptoms
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD
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March 23
Choosing Therapy for Melanoma and Managing Side Effects
Frances Collichio, MD
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April 13
Benefits of Social Support Systems for Cancer Patients
Christine Rini, PhD
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April 27
Updates in Breast Cancer Epidemiology and Pathogenesis
Melissa Troester, PhD
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May 11
Mind/Body Therapies for Management of Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Effects
Rebecca Campo, PhD
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May 25
Cancer Pain Management
Dominika L. James, MD
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June 8
CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia
Thomas Shea, MD
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June 22
Advances in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Matthew Milowsky, MD
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July 13
Public Health Approaches to HPV Prevention
Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, MD, MS
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July 27
Special Considerations for Patients and Mental Illness and Cancer
Donald Rosenstein, MD, MS
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August 10
Oncologic Emergencies
Stephen Bernard, MD
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August 24
Updates in Lung Cancer from ASCO 2016
Jared Weiss, MD
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September 14
Personalized Medicine in the Clinic
Juneko Grilley-Olson, MD
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September 29
Key Issues in Cancer Disparities and Outcomes Research
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
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October 12
Managing the Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Michelle Gardiner, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
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October 26
Pharmacogenomics and Individual Therapy Research
Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD
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November 9
Exercise, Obesity, and Cancer
Kirsten Nyrop, PhD
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November 16
Infections in Cancer Patients
David van Duin, MD, PhD
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December 14
Accountability for Cancer Care Through Undoing Racism & Equity (ACCURE)
Geni Eng, MPH, DrPH
Jennifer Schaal, MD
Beth Smith, RN, MSN, NE-BC
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December 21
No Lecture


 

RN and Allied Health

2015

Medical and Surgical Oncology

2015

January 14
Helping Patients Cope with Cognitive Changes after Chemotherapy
Karla L. Thompson, PhD
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January 28
Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Have We Made Any Progress?
Joshua Zeidner, MD
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February 11
Incorporating Palliative Care, Hospice, and End of Life Care in Oncology Practice
Mary W. Dunn, RN, MSN, OCN, NP-C
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February 25
The Difficult Patient
Justin Johnson, MD
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March 11
Supporting Patients with Advanced Cancer Who Are Parents of Dependent Children
Eliza M. Park, MD
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March 25
Fertility Preservation in Male Oncology Patients
R. Matthew Coward, MD
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April 8
Cardiovascular Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
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April 22
Lung Cancer Screening
M. Patricia Rivera, MD
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May 13
Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
Julianne O’Daniel, MS, CGC
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May 27
Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies
Angela Smith, MD, MS
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June 10
Compassion Fatigue and Self-Compassion
Mimi Alvarez, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
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June 24
Recent Advances in Radiation Oncology
Andrew Z. Wang, MD
Michael J. Eblan, MD
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July 8
Review of Head and Neck Cancer
Brien Pace, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
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July 22
Late Effects of Childhood Cancer
Julie Blatt, MD
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August 12
Processing Bad News
Justin Yopp, PhD
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August 26
Updates in Gynecologic Oncology
Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD
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September 9
Nutrition and Immune Function
Mandy Holliday, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN
Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN
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September 23
Update in Breast Cancer Imaging and Molecular Classification
Cherie M. Kuzmiak, DO, FACR, FSBI
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October 14
Nursing Considerations for the GI Cancer Patient
Tammy Triglianos, RN, MS, APRN-BC, AOCNP
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October 28
Pediatric Oncology: Past, Present & Future Directions
Stuart Gold, MD
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November 11
Continuum of Care Standard: Psychosocial Distress Screening
Jean Sellers, RN, MSN
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November 18
Enhancing the Patient Voice in Clinical Care Through Patient-Reported Data
Bryce Reeve, PhD
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December 9
Caring for Lung Cancer Patients
Tammy Allred, RN, OCN
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December 16
No Lecture