Women's Lung Cancer Forum

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 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 Fish Center for Women's Health
Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (Chestnut Hill)
850 Boylston Street
4th Floor
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

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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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