Brown Bag Chat: Lung Cancer: Where are We Now?

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Join us for a live Web Chat with OncoLink’s Lung Cancer Experts on November 20, 2009 at 12:30-1:30pm EST.

OncoLink’s lung cancer experts will address a wide variety of topics including: lung cancer early detection, smoking cessation, screening tests, treatments, supportive care issues and nutrition.

Our experts will address:

  • » Lung cancer early detection
  • » Screening tests in development
  • » Treatments and supportive care
  • » Nutritional issues
  • » Financial and psychological concerns
  • » Smoking cessation

Panel of Experts

Anil Vachani, MD

Dr. Vachani is an attending physician at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. His primary clinical interests are in evaluating new diagnostic techniques for patients with suspected lung cancer, better defining patient prognosis for patients with lung cancer, and novel methods for early detection and screening. Dr. Vachani sees patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and at the VA Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Katrina Claghorn, MS, RD

Katrina Claghorn, MS, RD is a registered dietitian at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Before specializing in oncology Katrina worked in medical nutrition and with patients with eating disorders. Since 1995 she has specialized in oncology nutrition. She now works as an outpatient dietitian in her role as the nutritionist for the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a section editor on nutrition and diet for OncoLink.

Tracy Lautenbach, MSW, LCSW

Tracy Lautenbach, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. She has been a social worker for 20 years and has worked at Penn since 2005. She works with a variety of oncology patients that receive radiation therapy. Tracy addresses problems and concerns identified through assessments, ranging from financial to adjustment and coping with illness.

Christine Hill-Kayser, MD

Dr. Hill-Kayser is Assistant Chief Resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her special interests include the late effects of radiation therapy in cancer survivors.

Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN

Carolyn Vachani is an oncology advanced practice nurse at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center. She has worked in the areas of medical hematology and oncology, bone marrow transplant, clinical research, radiation therapy and staff development. She currently serves as the nurse educator for OncoLink, developing content and special projects for the site. She serves as the project leader in the development and maintenance of the LIVESTRONG Care Plan and has a strong interest in oncology survivorship care.

Gloria DiLullo, RN, MSN, CRNP

Gloria started her career with a biology degree and working in a medical research laboratory. She returned to school to obtain her nursing degree and began her nursing career in oncology. She has worked in inpatient units for medical oncology and phase I clinical trials. She obtained her CRNP at the University of Pennsylvania and then worked as a nurse practitioner in collaboration with 3 physicians conducting Phase I oncology clinical trials. She has recently joined the OncoLink team as a content specialist for the LIVESTRONG Care Plan.

Jared Weiss, MD

Dr. Weiss graduated from Yale Medical School and is completing a fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a strong interest in the care of people with lung cancer and is a contributor to the GRACE website. We are delighted to have him on board!