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Preparing for Proton Therapy- A Practical Guide for Patients and Caregivers

Posted March 24th, 2016

This webinar, presented by Katie McFadien, MSW, LSW, focuses on the practical concerns of proton therapy for both patients and caregivers.


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Supporting Kids Through Your Cancer Diagnosis

Posted March 23rd, 2016

Members of Team OncoLink are proud supporters of Camp Kesem, a national organization that provides a free, week long, summer camp experience to children ages 6-16, who have a parent with cancer. As part of a local Camp Kesem fundraiser, camper mom Karin shared her story with the attendees. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  […]


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Healing Paws: Kim and Finn

Posted March 18th, 2016

Kim is a dedicated staff member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia radiation oncology team. Kim is the first face the families coming for treatment see. They trust her implicitly. That is why Kim’s endorsement of Finn, the therapy dog, is so important. Kim is a self-proclaimed dog person, but can’t have a dog of […]


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My First Colonoscopy, or How I Came to Appreciate Glacier Freeze – by Ellen Liebman

Posted March 10th, 2016

I’m 44 years old. I thought I had at least another 6 years to mentally prepare for my first colonoscopy. Instead I had about a month to wrap my head around what my mom had avoided until she was in her late 60’s. All I’d ever heard was how horrible it was – both the […]


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The National Lymphedema Network: Advocating for the Lymphedema Community for 28 Years!

Posted March 4th, 2016

On March 6th, we recognize Lymphedema Awareness Day. What a perfect opportunity to highlight the National Lymphedema Network. This internationally recognized non-profit has been advocating for the lymphedema community for 28 years. We first met Saskia Thiadens, the organization’s founder, many years ago at an ASCO meeting. Her passion for providing education and guidance when […]


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Healing Paws: Claire, Elise, Kim, Don and Finn

Posted February 9th, 2016

“Sissy, look. Doggie!” Elise brought her sister, Claire, over to meet Finn. Claire (age 4 ½) was still a bit groggy from anesthesia, but her interest and wonder in Finn was apparent. Finn first met Elise, who is the 23-month-old sister of Claire. Elise was drawn to Finn like a magnet. She squealed with delight […]


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Understanding Proton Re-Irradiation

Posted January 28th, 2016

This webinar, presented by John Plastaras, MD, PhD, focuses on the use of proton therapy for re-irradiation (delivering radiation to the same field that was previously radiated). About the presenter John Plastaras, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn Medicine. He is the Chief of the Lymphoma and […]


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Healing Paws: Silverio, Ginetta and Finn

Posted January 26th, 2016

Silverio and Ginetta are from Montreal, Canada. Cancer has been part of their lives for some time. Silverio was first diagnosed over 5 years ago. He was doing well and had returned to his “normal” life when the cancer came back. He needed treatment he could only get in the US (proton therapy), so he […]


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Healing Paws: Miriam, Monica and Finn

Posted December 23rd, 2015

Miriam and Monica are first year students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. As social workers in training, their studies are rigorous and coupled with 24 hours per week in field practice work. Miriam and Monica are completing their field work at Penn Medicine Radiation Oncology. Since the beginning of […]


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Healing Paws: Finn and Linda

Posted December 16th, 2015

Linda has been “hanging out” with Finn for the past four weeks. “I look forward to Thursdays when he is here. He takes my mind off why I’m here.” She and her husband have made it a habit to bring Finn special treats every week. They love to share affection and compassion with their furry […]