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Advances in Survivorship Care

Course Overview

The National Cancer Institute says that over the next decade, the number of cancer survivors is expected to grow by a third to almost 18 million. That means several million more cancer survivors will be walking into primary care offices seeking help with health issues that may stem from their cancer treatment. Now more than ever, it’s important that all health care providers (HCPs) understand the long-term and late effects of cancer and its treatment and how to best manage follow-up care. And it is crucial as the cancer survivorship population continues to grow that health care providers understand recent advances in technology and how to apply them in their practice to best help cancer survivors.


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Lectures

Lex Frieden, MA, LLD
Survivorship and Employment   Top of Page
 
Presenter: Lex Frieden, MA, LLD
Professor, Biomedical Informatics & Rehabilitation
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
 
Summary: “Cancer Survivors are discriminated against in employment. We don’t know when it happens. We don’t know whether it’s going to happen, but it does happen,” says Lex Frieden, Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Rehabilitation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In this lecture, “Survivorship and Employment,” Mr. Frieden discusses issues that cancer survivors face related to employment, advises providers on legislative and program supports available to survivors, and apprises providers about how to help survivors transition back to work smoothly.
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Alma Rodriguez, M.D.
Hematologic Malignancies: Survivorship Health   Top of Page
 
Presenter: Alma Rodriguez, M.D.
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Professor, Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma 

Summary: “What we have been observing over the last few decades is that for unexplained reasons it appears that non-Hodgkin lymphomas are increasing in incidence,” says M. Alma Rodriguez, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Office of the Executive Vice President, Physician-in-Chief, Professor in the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Rodriguez discusses the clinical course and survivorship implications for those with chronic hematologic malignancies versus those with aggressive diagnoses. She reviews the common systemic treatment strategies and identifies secondary long-term potential health problems related to the treatment and disease categories. Dr. Rodriguez also describes essential components of survivorship care for patients with hematologic malignancies.
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Cardiac Issues in Cancer Survivors   Top of Page
 
Presenter: Jean-Bernard Durand, M.D.
Associate P
rofessor
Department of Cardiology
 

Summary: Coming Soon!
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Cancer Rehabilitation in Cancer Survivorship   Top of Page
 
Presenter: Ki Y. Shin, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine
 

Summary: Coming Soon!
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Interactive Communication Session: Challenging Conversations with Cancer Survivors   Top of Page
 
Presenter: Daniel E. Epner, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine
 

Summary: Coming Soon!
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