Stanford Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series
Health Care Professionals Talk About Cancer Survivorship
Monthly Lectures on Cancer Survivorship for Health Care Professionals
The Stanford Cancer Survivorship Program hosts a monthly lecture series for health care professionals to advance their knowledge of cancer survivorship. Presentations range from prevention to surveillance and treatment of cancer related toxicities. Lectures showcase the scholarly research of Stanford faculty who have contributed to our understanding of the physical and psychological impact of cancer and provide up to date information on best practices.
Links to the two most recent lectures are in the sidebar.
On July 23, 2019 Kavitha Ramchandran, MD presented on “When Palliative care and Survivorship Meet- Caring for Patient and Families with ongoing needs” Dr. Ramchandran is recognized for her contributions as a leader in the integration of palliative and oncology care. Dr. Ramchandran is one of a small number of dual trained faculty who are working to build synergies between the fields of oncology and palliative medicine in the areas of supportive care research, and novel models of care. She now serves as Stanford Cancer Institute’s medical director for PathWell dedicated to improving the quality of life experience for patients with a cancer diagnosis. In her care of patients, Dr. Ramchandran values a deep relationship with the families she cares for. She provides care that is aligned with the patient and family's personal values with the goal of the best quality of life and longevity possible.
On June 25, 2019 Catherine Benedict, PhD presented on “Sexual health and fertility after cancer: Understanding key quality of life issues.” Dr. Benedict is a clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her doctorate from the University of Miami and completed a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Broadly, her research aims to understand how patients make decisions about health and healthcare under conditions of uncertainty and to apply that understanding to develop interventions that support adaptive decision-making and self-management. Her work focuses on the experiences of young adults affected by cancer. She leads studies focusing on several survivorship issues, including fertility and family-building, adherence, and financial toxicity.