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Proton Therapy for the Non Proton Therapy Provider

Posted June 8th, 2016

Introduction: This webinar, presented by Dr. Hill-Kayser, focuses on the basics regarding treatment with proton therapy to educate providers about proton therapy who may have not had prior experience caring for a patient who will or has received proton therapy as treatment for cancer. About the presenter: Christine Hill-Kayser, MD, is a pediatric oncologist in […]


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What should I eat? Healthy Nutrition Habits for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted June 7th, 2016

This webinar, presented by Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, discusses healthy nutrition habits for breast cancer survivors including information about the Mediterranean diet and phytochemicals.   Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN is a Licensed Registered Dietitian at Penn Medicine’s Department of Patient and Family Services where she works with oncology patients receiving treatment […]


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Smoothies for All Occasions

Posted May 24th, 2016

Introduction This webinar, presented by Audrey Caspar-Clark, M.A., R.D., L.D.N., C.S.O., teaches you how to create a nutritional smoothie. About the Presenter Audrey Caspar-Clark, M.A., R.D., L.D.N, C.S.O., received her M.A. in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University in 2009 and her B. S. in Nutrition from Immaculata University in 2000.  She holds an active certification as a […]


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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 […]