5th Annual Stanford Cancer Center Head & Neck Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium


This was a hybrid event to accommodate those who did not wish to - or were not able to - attend in person while we invited back those who are able to join us in person. All CDC guidelines were strictly followed to keep everyone healthy. Masks were required.

This special day provided an opportunity for attendees to hear from our head and neck cancer specialists, patients, and their families as they shared their knowledge and experiences in hopes that they might help those touched by this disease to live their best life possible. The agenda included informational lectures and panels of providers, patients and caregivers.

We hope you were able to join us - whether online or in-person - for what previous attendees have often described as an "empowering experience".

Recorded Talks

Welcome to the 2022 Head & Neck Cancer Patient & Caregiver Education Symposium

Heather Starmer, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Keynote Address

Updates in Clinical Trials of the Stanford Head & Neck Program

Dr. Dimitri Colevas , MD, Radiation Oncology

Radiation Fibrosis

Michael Stubblefield, MD, Rehabilitative Medicine

Managing Radiation Fibrosis Panel

Michael Stubblefield, Alison Taba, Jocelen Hamilton

Patient  Perspective

How Radiation Changes Have Improved Survivorship

Michael Gensheimer, MD, Radiation Oncology

Caring for Your Oral Health After Cancer Therapy

Cathy Draper, RDH, MS

Psychosocial Aspects of Survivorship

Dr Daniel Fishman, MD

Patient Perspective: Keeping Positive

Signs of Recurrence and How to Monitor

Beth Beadle, MD, Radiation Oncology

Survivorship in Thyroid Cancer

Saad Khan, MD, Medical Oncology & Erik Blomain, MD

Q&A Panel

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Previous Years' Symposia