Results: Skin cream usage for radiation-related skin reactions study

Posted July 28th, 2017

Maybe you took part in our online survey about using skin creams and lotions or antiperspirants during radiation therapy? If so, we thank you! The survey study was done in conjunction with a simulated test to measure if lotions or antiperspirant had any effect on the dose of radiation received. The results were recently published […]


Forget Happily Ever After

Posted July 24th, 2017

Like the vast majority of long-term cancer survivors, my story has no “happily ever after.” I survived bone cancer in my right leg over 28 years ago, yet being declared “cancer free” was only the beginning of my journey. When I hear about cancer in the news or on my Facebook feed, the stories are […]


OncoLink Poll: Sun Safety

Posted July 21st, 2017

  Take our August poll and see how you compare! Sun safety is a hot topic in the summer (though it deserves attention all year long!).  Learn more about sun safety on OncoLink.


Symptom Management for Pediatric Patients Undergoing Proton Therapy

Posted May 8th, 2017

This webinar provides an overview of symptom management intervention strategies for pediatric patients undergoing proton therapy. This webinar is presented by Elizabeth Cummings, MSN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, Radiation Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  


How Much Do You Really Know About Testicular Cancer?

Posted April 5th, 2017

In recognition of Testicular Awareness Month, OncoLink welcomes a guest blog from Tommy John, a men’s underwear company in the business of supporting men. They interviewed the folks at the Testicular Cancer Foundation about the stigma surrounding this disease and some of the common myths. Tommy John: We’ve read about some of the stigma surrounding […]


Help Shape the Future of OncoLink!

Posted February 27th, 2017

Help us as we think about our plans for the coming months and years! We want to hear what has been useful to you and what you are missing. Take this short survey to give us your input.            


Proton Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers: Webinar

Posted February 1st, 2017

This webinar provides an introduction to the treatment of head and neck cancers, with a focus on radiation therapy and specifically the treatment of head and neck cancers with proton therapy.   About the Presenter: This webinar is presented by Caitlin Schonewolf, MD, MS, Department of Radiation Oncology, Penn Medicine.  Caitlin is a graduate of […]


Proton Therapy: Clinical Opportunities (Webinar)

Posted November 18th, 2016

This webinar looks at the clinical considerations in the planning, development, and operation of a proton therapy facility, with emphasis on quality, safety and clinical excellence. This webinar is presented by Dr. James Metz, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.     About the speaker: James M. Metz, MD, […]


Saying Goodbye to My Mother: A Caregiver’s Story

Posted November 7th, 2016

By Kelly Baldwin Heid Six months after I lost my mom to BRCA-related breast cancer, LBBC asked if I would be willing to share my care-giving story. The words (and emotions) poured out of me – I could have gone on forever about my experience. Now, nearly five years later, my mother’s death—and the months […]


Is There Anything I Can Do For You?

Posted August 9th, 2016

Spoken one way, it ends conversation and doubles the distance between me and, my friend, my tennis mentor, who now in his early eighties is dealing with a medical crisis. Spoken that way, it is nothing more than a social convention. He knows I really can’t help him, and he knows I don’t have the […]