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Stomach Cancer Video Lectures & Power Point Presentations

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is committed to helping patients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare professionals access vital stomach cancer information from world leading stomach cancer thought leaders. Therefore, DDF holds a free Stomach Cancer Education Symposium each year which includes lectures on all aspects of a stomach cancer diagnosis.  DDF also hosts other informational webcasts throughout the year on various topics affecting stomach cancer patients.  The lectures are available year round below.

All content is copyrighted by presenters. Slides are for personal use only and not to be copied, distributed or otherwise altered. The advice given by each lecturer is their own opinion and is not necessarily the opinion of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer. Every patient should have their own medical opinion and diagnosis.

What is Stomach Cancer?

Gastric Cancer Etiology/Heterogeneity - May 7, 2011
Lecture by Jaffer A. Ajani, MD 
• Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 
• Medical Advisory Board Chair of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Stomach Cancer Non-Surgical Treatment

Treatment for the Non-Surgical Candidate - April 26, 2014
Lecture by Jaffer A. Ajani, MD

• Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
• Medical Advisory Board Chair for Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Non-Surgical Treatement Options - April 20, 2013
Lecture by Atif M. Hussein, MD, MMM, FACP

• Medical Director, Memorial Cancer Institute – East Operations
• Chief, Department of Hematology Oncology Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, Florida


Treatment for the Non-Surgical Candidate - April 21, 2012
Lecture by Jaffer A. Ajani, MD

• Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
• Medical Advisory Board Chair for Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

Surgical Options

Novel Surgical Options & Genetics - April 26, 2014
Lecture by Jeffrey A. Norton, MD
• Professor of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California


Novel Surgical Options - April 20, 2013
Lecture by Adrian Legaspi, MD
• General Surgery/Surgical Oncology and Program Director of Hepatobiliary and Foregut Oncologic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida


Surgical Treatment & Non-Surgical Palliation for Obstruction - April 21, 2012
Lecture by Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA 
• Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

Surgical Therapy of Stomach Cancer - May 7, 2011
Lecture by Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA 
 
• Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Radiation Treatment

Radiation Oncology - April 26, 2014
Lecture by A. William Blackstock, MD

• Professor of Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Radiation Oncology - April 20, 2013
Lecture by Joel E. Tepper, MD

• Professor of Cancer Research, Department of Radiation Oncology UNC/Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Radiation Issues - April 21, 2012
Lecture by A. William Blackstock, MD

• Professor of Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

Side Effect Management

Side Effect Management - April 26, 2014
Lecture by Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP

• Clinical Professor of Medical Oncology, Program Leader in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Side Effect Management - April 20, 2013
Lecture by Atif M. Hussein, MD, MMM, FACP

• Medical Director, Memorial Cancer Institute – East Operations
• Chief, Department of Hematology Oncology Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, Florida


Side Effect Management - April 21, 2012
Lecture by Michael Cusnir, MD 
 
• Attending Physician, Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, Florida
Clinical Trials Information

Advancements as a Result of Clinical Trials - April 26, 2014
Lecture by David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
• Medicine Oncologist and Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


De-Mystifying Clinical Trials - April 26, 2014
Lecture by Jordan D. Berlin, MD
• Professor of Medicine, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research Clinical Director, GI Oncology Program Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


De-Mystifying Clinical Trials - April 20, 2013
Lecture by Jordan D. Berlin, MD
• Professor of Medicine, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research Clinical Director, GI Oncology Program Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Clinical Trials Information - April 21, 2012
Lecture by Jordan D. Berlin, MD 
• Professor of Medicine, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research Clinical Director, GI Oncology Program Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee 

Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Gastric Cancer Standards of Care and Clinical Trials - May 7, 2011
Lecture by Jordan D. Berlin, MD 
• Professor of Medicine, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research Clinical Director, GI Oncology Program Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee 
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Integrative Medicine & Complimentary Therapies

Integrative Medicine - April 26, 2014
Lecture by Kathleen Wesa, MD 
• Assistant Attending Physician Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

Integrative Medicine - April 21, 2012
Lecture by Kathleen Wesa, MD 
• Assistant Attending Physician Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

Integrative Oncology: Complementary Therapies for Stomach Cancer Patients - May 7, 2011
Lecture by Kathleen Wesa, MD 
• Assistant Attending Physician Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Genetics

Novel Surgical Options & Genetics - April 26, 2014
Lecture by Jeffrey A. Norton, MD
• Professor of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California


Gastric Cancer: The Disease & Genetic Testing - April 21, 2012
Lecture by Mary F. Mulcahy, MD 
• Associate Professor in Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, Radiology and Surgery-Vascular at Northwestern's Feinberg Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Genomics

Genomics - April 26, 2014
Lecture by Adam Bass, MD

• Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Division of Cellular and Molecular Oncology at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Genomics - April 20, 2013
Lecture by Adam Bass, MD

• Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Division of Cellular and Molecular Oncology at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

Nutrition
Nutrition Webinar for the Gastric Cancer Patient - November 6, 2013

Registered Dietician Jennifer Wolfshohl from Meals to Heal presents about Nutrition for the Gastrectomy Patient.  Click on the link below to hear Jennifer's presentation, to see the accompanying powerpoint slides and to hear a Q & A session at the end with Jennifer and DDF's President and Founder Debbie Zelman who is a stage IV stomach cancer survivor.

Nutrition Webinar for the Gastrectomy Patient - November 20, 2013

Registered Dietician Emily Hogan from PearlPoint Cancer Support and Registered Dietician and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition Angela Hummel from Meals to Heal present Nutrition for the Gastrectomy Patient, including slides and a Q&A session with gastrectomy survivors.


Nutritional Considerations - April 20, 2013
Lecture by Sandy Sotnick, MSRD, CDE

• Oncology Dietitian at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida

Psychosocial Issues of a Cancer Diagnosis

PsychoSocial Issues - April 21, 2012
Lecture by Elizabeth Harvey, PhD 
• CEO of International Consulting Oncology, LLC, Interventionalist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Private Psychotherapy Practice for cancer patients & their families, New York, New York
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

Patient/Survivor Panel - April 26, 2014
Speakers:
Pat Campola
- Stage II Stomach Cancer Survivor & DDF PREP Mentor
Tony Leonard - Stage IIB Stomach Cancer Survivor & DDF North Carolina East Chapter Founder
Gae Rogers - Stage II Stomach Cancer Survivor, DDF PREP Mentor & DDF Maryland Chapter Founder

2014 Symposium Introduction by Debbie Zelman

Moderator Libia Scheller, PhD, MBA

Introduction by Debbie Zelman

Disclaimer

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer ("DDF") is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. DDF may provide information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to stomach cancer, but DDF does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource. In addition, please note that any personal information you provide to DDF's associates during telephone and/or email communications may be stored and used to help DDF achieve its mission of assisting patients with, and finding cures and treatments for, stomach cancer. Stored constituent information may be used to inform DDF programs and activities. Information also may be provided in aggregate or limited formats to third parties to guide future stomach cancer research and treatment efforts. DDF will not provide personal directly identifying information (such as your name or contact information) to such third parties without your prior written consent unless required or permitted by law to do so.

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