Cancer Topics

Advocacy In Action: The Young Adult With Cancer
Aug
21
2014

Vital Options International presents Advocacy in Action, bringing together cancer advocacy leadership to address: The Young Adult With Cancer Advocacy in Action is the legacy of our founder, Selma Schimmel, and cancer care for young adults was near and dear to her heart. Selma was diagnosed with cancer herself as a young adult at the […]

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Palliative Care & Quality Of Life Care: How the Advocate Community Can Help Physicians
Jan
23
2014

Dr. Nathan Cherny explains how the advocacy community can help overcome current obstacles by raising expectations of services provided by cancer centers and clinicians.  The ESMO publication ‘How to get the most out of your oncologist’ is a tool to help empower patients to address palliative care issues with their physicians.

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Palliative Care & Quality Of Life Care: The Role of Palliative Care For a Dignified Death
Jan
23
2014

Dr. Nathan Cherny speaks about the importance of person-centered care programmes, established using individual preferences to help make end-of-life care dignified. The care team needs to be  multidisciplinary, if it is to succeed.  Yet, physician and health system barriers are often the biggest obstacle to overcome.

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Palliative Care & Quality Of Life Care: Redefining Palliative Care
Jan
23
2014

Dr. Nathan Cherny discusses how palliative care is not just about end-of-life care for patients and their families, but also about improving and ensuring quality of life for patients with advanced illness. It is necessary to bring palliative care into an earlier phase of the clinical consultation process, not just by oncologists and physicians, but […]

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Advocate In Action: Dr. Allyson Ocean and Michael’s Mission
Jul
16
2013

Dr. Allyson Ocean sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room.  They discuss the non-profit she co-founded with the family members of one of her young colon cancer patients, Michael — Michael’s Mission. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Allyson Ocean, MD is a […]

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Jeffery C. Ward, MD: The Palliative Care Movement In the United States
Jul
15
2013

Dr. Jeffery Ward sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room to discuss the current palliative care movement in the United States. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Jeffery C. Ward, MD is Chair, ASCO’s Clinical Practice Committee, Associate Editor, The Journal of Oncology […]

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Jeffery C. Ward, MD: The Current State of Hospice Care in the United States
Jul
15
2013

Dr. Jeffery Ward sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room to discuss the current hospice care in the United States. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Jeffery C. Ward, MD is Chair, ASCO’s Clinical Practice Committee, Associate Editor, The Journal of Oncology Practice.  […]

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Howard D. Strickler, MD: Obesity and Inflammation, The Dangerous Duo In Breast Cancer
Jul
12
2013

Dr. Howard Strickler sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room to discuss obesity and inflammation and its role in breast cancer. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Howard D. Strickler, MD is a Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health and the Harold […]

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Anil K. Sood, MD: Pathways In Gynecologic Malignancies
Jul
12
2013

Dr. Anil Sood sits down with Selma Schimmel on The Group Room to discuss his education session, Pathways In Gynecologic Malignancies. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Anil K. Sood, MD:  Graduate Faculty, Regular Member, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health […]

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Anil K. Sood, MD: The Phase III Study Of Pazopanib for Ovarian Cancer
Jul
12
2013

Dr. Anil Sood sits down with Selma Schimmel on The Group Room where they discuss the phase III study of pazopanib as well as touch on a cervical cancer study citing use of an Anti-angiogenesis drug does provide benefit for patients with cervical cancer. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology […]

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