The Women's Lung Cancer Forum is a monthly meeting especially for women with lung cancer and their family members. The forum provides a supportive environment to learn about lung cancer and become an advocate for lung cancer care. Surrounded by fellow survivors of lung cancer, participants in the forum learn from seminars on a wide range of topics, presented by cancer specialists, advocates, and lung cancer survivors.
The Women's Lung Cancer Forum is an initiative of the Women's Lung Cancer Program, an integrated program developed by the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center that brings together experts in the advanced care of women with lung cancer.
The Women's Lung Cancer Forum is held on the second Monday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Attendance is open and does not require registration. We welcome you to join us.
Brigham and Women's Health Care Center
4th Floor, Fish Center for Women's Health
850 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
February 12th, 2018: Maxine Van Doren, MS, CCC-SLP- The Role of the Speech Pathologist in Treating Upper Airway Disorders
March 12th, 2018: Cheryl Arena, PA-C- The Role of the PA and other Medical Specialist in your Cancer Care
April 9th, 2018: Kara Brown, MD- Healthy Mind and Body: Managing Mood and Anxiety with a Lung Cancer Diagnosis
May 14th, 2018: Donald Levy, MD., title TBA
June 11th, 2018: What’s going on at the state and federal government level concerning lung
July 9th, 2018: Quynh Chu, MD., Lung Cancer in Women: What Everyone Needs to Know
August 13th, 2018: Wiedong Lu, MB, MPH, PhD- How can acupuncture help patients with lung cancer? Let's talk about evidence and practice
September 10th, 2018: Amber Pelletier & Rachel Norberg- The American Lung Association's FORCE for Lung Health- Empowering patients, caregivers and healthcare providers
October 8th, 2018: TBA
November 12th, 2018: David Systrom, MD- Exercise & its Effects on the Lungs
December 10th, 2018: Nomi Levy-Carrick, MD, MPhil- Just Let Me Catch my Breath! Utilizing trauma-informed strategies to optimize medical outcomes
January 14th, 2019: David(Sasha) Mahvi, MD, title TBA
Past topics include:
Allison DiBiaso, LICSW: The Waiting Game: Dealing/Coping with Anxiety around Test Results
David Barbie, MD: Lung Cancer: Stages, Treatment, and Targeted Therapy
Richard Boyajian, RN, MS, ANP: Being a Survivor: What does that Mean?
Francine L. Jacobson, MD, MPH: From CT Screening Trials to Early Identification of Lung Cancer in Women
Darin J. Correll, MD: The Role of Pain Management in Cancer Care
Carolyn E. Come, MD: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Aileen B. Chen, MD MPP: Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer
Namrata Patil, MD: Surgical Approaches to Lung Cancer
J. Paul Marcoux, II, MD: An Introduction to Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer
Laura Greco: Lung Cancer Survivorship & Advocacy
Raymond H. Mak, MD: Introduction to Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer
Kara Brown, MD: Depression and Lung Cancer
Learn more about the current state of lung cancer in women from reports released by the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital:
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