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June 2009OncoLink Cancer Resource Newsletter OncoLink Cancer Resource Newsletter Sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis
In this Issue
Patient Power

News from ASCO: 6-Minute Cancer Survivorship Care
The University of Pennsylvania's award winning Oncolink website for cancer patients has teamed up with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to offer a breakthrough survivorship care plan tool online for patients. Dr. James Metz, Oncolink's Editor-in-Chief, explains how this fills a critical need for long-term survivors. More >

OncoLink reporters provide in-depth coverage of scientific presentations from the 45th Annual ASCO Meeting.

Carolyn Vachani RN, MSN, AOCN summarizes ASCO topics for patients

Protons: Ready or Not... Here They Come!

This presentation by Dr. James Metz, MD was delivered at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Grand Rounds. It gives an overview for medical providers on the opportunities and limitations of proton therapy.

OncoLink Proton Education Modules
The purpose of these education modules is to provide practitioners with the basic information needed to understand the physics of proton therapy and how these properties affect simulation, treatment planning, daily setup, and quality and assurance when using protons as compared to photons.

Legal Words of Wisdom Legal Words of Wisdom: Child Custody
From Rodney Warner, Esq, Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.

OncoLink Poll
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
This shake is high in calories and protein. It is ideal for folks who are struggling with weight loss and difficulty swallowing during treatment.


OncoLink has teamed up with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to create an individualized plan of care based on the Institute of Medicine recommendations for cancer survivors. This free and easy to use program provides cancer survivors with information regarding the health risks they face as a result of cancer therapies. It encourages them to review the plan with their healthcare team to further assess their risk and become active participants in their follow up care.

Develop your survivorship care plan today!

LIVESTRONG Care Plan en espanol en espanől

OncoLink commemorates the 22nd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day, June 7, 2009. Please see the following OncoLink sections for more information.

Cancer Survivorship
Information on the needs of the growing population of cancer survivors

Survivor Stories
OncoLink's collection of personal stories of survivorship

OncoLink Poetry
Poems in the OncoLink Reading Room

OncoLink Survey
Exercise Survey for People with Cancer
We know a lot about exercise in the general population, but are still learning about exercise in the person with cancer. Please consider filling out a brief survey.

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