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Advances in Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment of Brain Tumors

This presentation covered the latest advances in the treatment and management of patients with brain tumors. Speaker: Steven D. Chang, MD

Advancing the Standard of Care for Prostate Cancer

Learn about the latest screening and treatment advancements for prostate cancer.

Speakers: Eila Skinner, MD; Jim Brooks, MD; Ben Chung, MD; Mark Buyyounouski, MD; Sandy Srinivas, MD

Cancer Supportive Care: Fatigue Management

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program

Frustrated about feeling tired? Learn what you can do to manage fatigue and find support. This talk offers tips and tools from ancient wisdom to the latest evidence based research to assist you with finding natural ways to feel more energetic and focused. Speaker: Kelly Bugos, MS, NP

Cancer Survivorship: A Role for Integrative Medicine

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program
This lecture provides cancer survivors and their support networks with a basic understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) principles and practices. Dr. Kim discusses how IM and various CAM modalities might best be applied to support patients and their caregivers in all stages of care. Speaker: Sue Kim, MD, MS, DABMA

Contributions of Surgery to Breast Cancer Survivorship

Treatment for breast cancer includes many modalities. This talk focuses on the appropriate use of surgery as a treatment and its outcomes. Speaker: Irene Wapnir, MD

Immunotherapy for Gynecological Cancers

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program
This presentation summarizes the current progress in immunotherapy for ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer. Recent clinical trial data will be reviewed, and promising novel therapeutic approaches will be discussed.

Speaker: Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD

The Impact of Cancer Treatments on Memory, Thinking and Attention

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program

Practical information and advice regarding the potential effects of cancer and its treatments on brain function. Speaker: Shelli Kesler, Ph.D.

Latest Advancements in Breast Cancer

Presented by Stanford Cancer Center

Learn from Stanford Medicine physicians about:

Mark D. Pegram, MD | Breast Medical Oncologist Amanda Wheeler, MD | Breast Surgery
Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS | Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Jafi Lipson, MD | Radiology Breast Imaging Courtney Rowe-Teeter, CGC | Cancer Genetics

Latest Advances in Lung Cancer Screening and Treatment

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. This talk addresses new lung cancer screening guidelines for former heavy smokers as well as the newest approaches to lung cancer treatment including minimally invasive surgery, targeted medical therapies and highly precise radiation therapy. Speakers: Bill Loo, MD, PhD, Joe Shrager, MD, Daya Upadhyay, MD, Heather Wakelee, MD

Life After Cancer: Managing Your Dental Health

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program
This presentation will cover general oral hygiene topics as they relate to overall systemic health for anyone who has undergone cancer therapy and problems that may develop after treatment has ended. Speaker: Catherine Draper, RDH, MS

Living it Forward: Gifts and Challenges of Cancer Survivorship

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program
Some call us survivors, others consider themselves 'thrivers'. No matter how we name ourselves, the question we each carry is: who are we now? With mounting outside pressure to return to ‘normal', yet irrevocably changed at the core, how do we create a healthy foundation for this new life and live it forward? Speaker: Petra Lentz Snow

Navigating the Narrows of Financial Responsibilities and Resources for Chronic Illness

Presented by Stanford Supportive Care Program
This lecture explored information regarding insurance policies, disability, credit issues, financial planning, and community resources to optimize the countless choices patients must make during their critical illness. Speakers: Libby Boatwright, MDiv, DMin, BCC, CFP; Gary Bertuccelli, LCSW, ACHP SW; Kelly Bugos, RN, MSN, NP; Connie Holt, Independent Insurance Broker; Phyllis Garza and Anna Quintana, Financial Counselors

New and Emerging Treatments for Lymphedema -- 2014

Lymphedema is the swelling that occurs when a blockage in the lymphatic system prevents the lymph fluid in the arm or leg from draining adequately. As the fluid accumulates, the swelling continues. It frequently follows surgery for cancer and is an ongoing challenge for the patient. This talk by the Director of the Lymphedema Clinic focuses on the new and emerging treatments for this condition. Speaker: Stanley Rockson, MD

Nutritional Considerations for Supporting the Immune System: During and Beyond Cancer Treatment

Is it really possible to boost the immune system through diet during cancer treatment? Stanford dietitians discuss: The role of the immune system in detecting and controlling cancer; changes to the immune system during treatment ; research on specific foods that have purported immune enhancing functions; modifiable lifestyle factors that influence immune health; survivorship nutrition fundamentals and risk reduction and more. Speakers: Astrid Shapiro, MS, RD and Helen Halley, RD, CNSC, SCO

Nutrition and Cancer: Myths and Legends

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the search is on for information. People look to something they can control, like food. There are often misconceptions out there regarding food which can be confusing. This talk focuses on some of these "questionable" foods/nutrients and help you understand the real story. Speaker: Erika Connor, RD, CSO

Potential Benefits of Herbal and Dietary Supplements

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program
Cancer patients are often interested in using herbal and dietary supplements as forms of alternative medicine. This presentation gives a brief overview, answers some common questions, and discusses the appropriate use of herbal and dietary supplements. Speakers: Abraham Chang, PharmD and Eun Jeong Kim, PharmD, MS 

Sugar and Health —The Sweet, the Sour, and the Sticky!

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program
This talk examinse the role of sugar in our food supply, how sugar in the diet affects our health, and the many controversies surrounding this nutrient. Speaker: Alison Ryan, RD, MS, CSO, CSNC

Survivorship: The Importance of Nutrition and Exercise in the Cancer Journey

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program
This collaborative lecture with Stanford's Registered Dietitians and Certified Cancer Exercise Specialists addresses two topics that most cancer patients have questions about. Speakers: Julie Grosvenor CET, HFI; Regan Fedric CET, HFI; Erika Connor RD, CSO; Alaina Castro RD, CNSC

Ovarian Cancer Care at Stanford

Ovarian Cancer — Current and Novel Treatment Strategies

This talk focuses on the current state of the art treatment of ovarian cancer. New treatment options for ovarian cancer patients are presented, including clinical trials available at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center. Speaker: Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD

What Every Woman Needs to Know about Breast Reconstruction -- Updated 2013

Breast reconstruction is performed to build a complete new breast or to correct breast problems that may arise from breast cancer, trauma, congenital abnormalities, or cosmetic procedures. This talk covers the newest techniques. Speaker: Gordon Lee, MD

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