Patient Webinar Archive articles

March 2014 Webinar: TAKE THE WHEEL, Healthy Lifestyle Changes that may reduce recurrence

Jessica Iannotta MS, RD, CSO, CDN Chief Operating Officer, Meals to Heal is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO). She studied nutrition at Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at NewYork Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. She obtained her Master’s degree through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Jessica has worked in inpatient and outpatient oncology settings since 2001 and currently works part time at North Shore-LIJ Monter Cancer Center. Jessica is in charge of all operations including clinical and culinary operations ranging from menu development to evidence-based website content, relationships with registered dietitians and social workers and developing processes and protocols

February 2014 Webinar -RESEARCH & TREATMENT NEWS: Highlights from the 2014 GI Cancer Symposium

Each January, the brightest minds in colorectal cancer research meet at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium. Fight Colorectal Cancer and The Colon Cancer Alliance are partnering to bring you the big news in colorectal cancer from the symposium. Dr. Allyson Ocean will be presenting your options for treatment and know that you are not alone in your diagnosis. The material with the combined audio will be available at CCA’s website. To hear the presentation, listen to what Dr. Ocean said on our audio library.

January 2014 Webinar – After The Shock: A CRC Diagnosis

Have you or someone you love recently been diagnosed with stage III or stage IV colorectal cancer? Feeling overwhelmed? Learn where to go from here. We’ll talk about every leg of the journey from understanding your diagnosis to tips on building your treatment team. Join us and Dr. Edward Crane to better understand your options for treatment and know that you are not alone in your diagnosis. View/download the slides from the Jan. 22 webinar: Read the TweetUp recap on Storify. 

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October 2013 Webinar – Peripheral Neuropathy

Have you ever experienced peripheral neuropathy?  Did it feel like a numbness or tingling in your hands or feet?  Did it last several weeks, or several years?  Cindy S. Tofthagen, Ph.D., ARNP, AOCNP, University of South Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor and Concentration Director of Oncology, discussed this important topic and ways to manage it. Although peripheral neuropathy is a known common side effect of some chemotherapy regimens, there are many different types of peripheral neuropathy, and many different causes.  Dr. Tofthagen explains exactly what it is that’s happening, why it happens, and what causes it to happen.  And then, most importantly, tips on the best ways to manage it. View/download the slides

September 2013 Webinar – Pathways and Targets

Dr. Gail Eckhardt, Professor and Head of the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, presented this months webinar directly from Boulder Colorado. Dr. Eckhardt discussed the basis of pathways within a cancer cell, and how (and why) they can affect treatment options for patients. Sh explained how we learn about how new pathways are discovered, and how this information tell us what drugs may work in certain patients and why some drugs don’t. Dr. Eckhardt discussed the idea of targeted therapies, and the difference between them and regular chemotherapy. She talked about the relationship between pathways and targeted drugs, and how this

July 2013 Webinar Molecular and Tumor Testing

Molecular Testing and Tumor Testing: Why is this important? In this presentation Dr. Bekaii-Saab, MD will discuss the importance of testing the molecular biology of an individual patients tumor. How they do that and why it may or may not be important to have done. He will talk about how this is playing an even bigger role in choice of treatment options for patients now more than ever. And about the way physicians are making treatment choices based on each individuals molecular biology of their tumor. Dr. Bekaii-Saab is the Section Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Dr. Bekaii-Saab is one of America’s Best Doctors. Additionally,

June 2013 Webinar: What’s New & What’s On the Horizon in Colon Cancer?

In this joint presentation with CCA, Dr. John Marshall, Director of the Otto J Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers, Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital and Associate Director for Clinical Research for Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center reports back from the 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium co-sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology®. Our teams will report on the latest news in cancer research and care. The webinar touched on: key 2013 colorectal cancer findings updates on FDA-approved drugs for colorectal cancer information about what’s next for colorectal cancer patients news about research   View/download the slides from the June 19 webinar

May 2013 Webinars: Advancements in Rectal Cancer Treatments

Advancements in Rectal Cancer Treatments presented by Dr. Deborah Schrag, Medical Oncologist from Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Deborah Schrag covers therapy options, surgery options, and radiation options, that are specific to rectal cancer patients. She also touches on the importance of clinical trials for this population, and highlights a few trials in research that she finds most interesting. View/download the slides from the May 15 Advancements in Rectal Cancer Treatments webinar

April 2013 Webinar: Living Life with an Ostomy

An ostomy is probably one of the biggest fears that patients have when they are first discussing surgery for colorectal cancer. But there is no reason why “ostomates” as they are called cannot live full and active lives. Our presentation material was from Molly Pierce RN, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Columbus Ohio NOTE: Due to technical difficulties there was no video of this webinar View/download the slides from the May 13 Living Life with an Ostomy webinar:

February 2013 Webinar: The Latest in Colorectal Cancer Research

Each January, the best and brightest minds in colorectal cancer research meet at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Colon Cancer Alliance are partnering to bring you the big news in colorectal cancer from the 2013 symposium. Join us and CCA to learn more about these topics: – Can aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) keep cancer from returning? – The relationship of body mass index (BMI) and exercise in colorectal cancer – What scientists are learning about how your immune system can fight cancer – The latest on what biomarkers can tell us about your cancer – Rectal cancer treatment that is based on your

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