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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.

Diagnosis and Staging

Gastric Cancer Etiology, Genetics, Diagnosis and Staging- November 7, 2015
Lecture by Barbara Jung, MD

• University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

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

Standards of Care and Non-Surgical Treatment Options- November 7, 2015
Lecture by Mary F. Mulcahy, MD

• Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Non-Surgical Treatment Options - April 18, 2015
Lecture by Richard Kim, MD

• Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida


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 Treatment 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

Gastric Cancer Surgical Treatment Options- November 7, 2015
Lecture by Mitchell C. Posner, MD, FACS

• University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


Novel Surgical Options - April 18, 2015
Lecture by Brian D. Badgwell, MD

• MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas


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 18, 2015
Lecture by Lawrence R. Kleinberg, MD

• Sidney Kimmel Cancer Institute at Johns Hopkins
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


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
• Medical Advisory Board Chair of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Clinical Trials Information

Clinical Trials - November 4, 2015
Lecture by Barbara Burtness, MD

• Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT
• Medical Advisory Board Chair of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Clinical Trials - October 7, 2015
Lecture by Daniel Catenacci, MD, University of Chicago

Clinical trials are the primary means by which new cancer treatments are developed, tested, and approved. In this webinar you will learn why a clinical trial may be right for you, understand the different phases of and common terms used in clinical trials, and hear tips on talking to your doctor about your clinical trial options.


Clinical Trials - September 2 , 2015
Lecture by Caroline Melendez, EmergingMed

Clinical trials are the primary means by which new cancer treatments are developed, tested, and approved. In this webinar you will learn why a clinical trial may be right for you, understand the different phases of and common terms used in clinical trials, and hear tips on talking to your doctor about your clinical trial options.


Clinical Trials - August 5, 2015
Lecture by Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA, FACS, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Clinical trials are the primary means by which new cancer treatments are developed, tested, and approved. In this webinar you will learn why a clinical trial may be right for you, understand the different phases of and common terms used in clinical trials, and hear tips on talking to your doctor about your clinical trial options.


Clinical Trials - May 6 , 2015
Lecture by Martin McCarter, MD, University of Colorado  

Clinical trials are the primary means by which new cancer treatments are developed, tested, and approved. In this webinar you will learn why a clinical trial may be right for you, understand the different phases of and common terms used in clinical trials, and hear tips on talking to your doctor about your clinical trial options.


De-Mystifying Clinical Trials - April 18, 2015
Lecture by Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP
• Thomas Jefferson University
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Clinical Trials - April 1 , 2015
Lecture by Andrew Kennedy, MD, Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Clinical trials are the primary means by which new cancer treatments are developed, tested, and approved. In this webinar you will learn why a clinical trial may be right for you, understand the different phases of and common terms used in clinical trials, and hear tips on talking to your doctor about your clinical trial options.


Clinical Trials - March 11 , 2015
Lecture by Adam Bass, MD of Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute 

Clinical trials are the primary means by which new cancer treatments are developed, tested, and approved. In this webinar you will learn why a clinical trial may be right for you, understand the different phases of and common terms used in clinical trials, and hear tips on talking to your doctor about your clinical trial options.


Clinical Trials - February 4, 2015
Lecture by Joel Tepper, MD, University of North Carolina


Clinical trials are the primary means by which new cancer treatments are developed, tested, and approved. In this webinar you will learn why a clinical trial may be right for you, understand the different phases of and common terms used in clinical trials, and hear tips on talking to your doctor about your clinical trial options.


Clinical Trials - December 10, 2014
Lecture by Jordan D. Berlin, MD
, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Clinical trials are the primary means by which new cancer treatments are developed, tested, and approved. In this webinar you will learn why a clinical trial may be right for you, understand the different phases of and common terms used in clinical trials, and hear tips on talking to your doctor about your clinical trial options.


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
NCCN Guidelines and Treatment Decisions

NCCN Guidelines and Treatment Decisions - November 7, 2015
Lecture by Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO
• Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

Integrative Medicine & Complimentary Therapies

Integrative Medicine - April 18, 2015
Lecture by Kathleen Wesa, MD 
• Physician Jackson & Coker, LLC
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

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

Tumor Genomics, Immunotherapy, Clinical Trials, and Other Hopes for the Future - November 7, 2015
Lecture by Daniel Catenacci, MD

• University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
• Medical Advisory Board Member of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer


Genomics - April 18, 2015
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 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 for the Cancer Patient - November 4, 2015
Lecture by Rhone Levine, M. Ed., R.D.N., of Savor Health

When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important. Good nutrition can help you feel better, reduce the risk of infection, keep your strength up, and help you heal faster. During this informational webinar, you will learn the building blocks of a healthy diet as well as the nutritional needs throughout treatment.


Nutrition for the Cancer Patient - September 2, 2015
Lecture by Tasha Feilke, Savor Health

When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important. Good nutrition can help you feel better, reduce the risk of infection, keep your strength up, and help you heal faster. During this informational webinar, you will learn the building blocks of a healthy diet as well as the nutritional needs throughout treatment.

Nutrition for the Cancer Patient - August 5, 2015
Patient Panel Members:

                               
Pat Campola                           Nelson Civello

When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important. Good nutrition can help you feel better, reduce the risk of infection, keep your strength up, and help you heal faster. During this informational webinar, you will learn the building blocks of a healthy diet as well as the nutritional needs throughout treatment.


Nutrition for the Cancer Patient - May 6, 2015
Lecture by Cindy Collins, PhD, RD, CSO, South Florida Radiation Oncology 

When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important. Good nutrition can help you feel better, reduce the risk of infection, keep your strength up, and help you heal faster. During this informational webinar, you will learn the building blocks of a healthy diet as well as the nutritional needs throughout treatment.

Nutrition for the Cancer Patient - April 1, 2015
Lecture by Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, CDE, PearlPoint Cancer Services 

When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important. Good nutrition can help you feel better, reduce the risk of infection, keep your strength up, and help you heal faster. During this informational webinar, you will learn the building blocks of a healthy diet as well as the nutritional needs throughout treatment.

Nutrition for the Cancer Patient - March 11, 2015
Lecture by Rachel Wong, RD, CSO, LDN, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital


When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important. Good nutrition can help you feel better, reduce the risk of infection, keep your strength up, and help you heal faster. During this informational webinar, you will learn the building blocks of a healthy diet as well as the nutritional needs throughout treatment.


Nutrition for the Cancer Patient - February 4, 2015
Lecture by Jennifer Wolfshohl, MS, RD, CDN, CSO, Meals to Heal
 
When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important. Good nutrition can help you feel better, reduce the risk of infection, keep your strength up, and help you heal faster. During this informational webinar, you will learn the building blocks of a healthy diet as well as the nutritional needs throughout treatment.

Nutrition for the Cancer Patient - January 7, 2015
Lecture by
 Stacy Roberts, RD

When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important. Good nutrition can help you feel better, reduce the risk of infection, keep your strength up, and help you heal faster. During this informational webinar, you will learn the building blocks of a healthy diet as well as the nutritional needs throughout treatment.

Nutrition for the Cancer Patient - December 10, 2014
Lecture by
 Cindy Collins, Ph.D., R.D., CSO, LD/N, South Florida Radiation Oncology
When diagnosed with cancer, nutrition becomes even more important. Good nutrition can help you feel better, reduce the risk of infection, keep your strength up, and help you heal faster. During this informational webinar, you will learn the building blocks of a healthy diet as well as the nutritional needs throughout treatment.

Nutrition for the Gastric Cancer Patient - November 6, 2013
Lecture by
 Jennifer Wolfshohl, RD, Meals to Heal

Nutrition for the Gastrectomy Patient including a presentation, accompanying powerpoint slides and Q & A session with Jennifer and DDF's President and Founder Debbie Zelman who is a stage IV stomach cancer survivor.


Nutrition for the Gastrectomy Patient - November 20, 2013
Lectures by
 Emily Hogan, RD, LDN, PearlPoint Cancer Support
                     
Angela Hummel, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, Meals to Heal

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
Survivorship Care

Survivorship Care After Diagnosis of Gastric Cancer- November 7, 2015
Lecture by Megan Oden, PA

• Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Pain Management and Palliative Care

Pain Management and Palliative Care- November 7, 2015
Lecture by Judith Paice, PhD, RN

• Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Patient/Survivor Panels
2015 Chicago Symposium Patient and Caregiver Panel- November 7, 2015

Speakers:
Linda Grush: Caregiver of a Stage IV Stomach Cancer Patient
Norman Dinkel: Caregiver of a Stage IV Stomach Cancer Patient
James Terry: Stage IV Stomach Cancer Patient
Missy Hedges: Stage IV Stomach Cancer Patient


Patient/Survivor Panel - April 18, 2015
Speakers:
Ekaterina Kosyachova
 - Stage I Stomach Cancer Survivor, PREP Mentor, & Toronto Chapter Co-Founder
Teresa Tiano - Stage II Stomach Cancer Survivor & Toronto Chapter Co-Founder
Nelson Civello - Stage II Stomach Cancer Survivor & PREP Mentor
Vicki Judy - Stage IV Stomach Cancer Survivor


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. Debbie's Dream Foundation staff cannot answer medical questions or provide treatment recommendations. 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. You are advised to direct all medical questions to your health care professionals and to freely seek other opinions. In addition, please note that personal information you provide to DDF during telephone and/or email communications are kept highly confidential and it 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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