Due to the quarantine, we had to cancel our annual in-person Cancer Survivorship 101 event that was planned for June, 2020. Instead, we created a series of video lectures presented here on our website and our YouTube page featuring the speakers that were to be highlighted at the event.

Scroll down to see new videos from each speaker as they are released each month, and follow the Cancer Survivorship 101, 2020 Video Playlist on YouTube to watch the series and share with others. 

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Do you have questions about the material presented in the Cancer Survivorship 101 series? 
During the month that a presentation is available you can submit questions to survivorshipprogram@gmail and the speaker will email an answer to you. 

 

Cancer Survivorship 101/2020 Program — dates will be updated by 9/1/2020 

July 2020
Covid Kitchen for Cancer Survivors
Maura Harrigan, MS, RD, CSO
Oncology Registered Dietician/Project Manager
Registered Dietician Nutritionist
Survivorship Clinic, Yale Cancer Center

August 2020
Current Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors
Scott Capozza, PT, MSPT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy
Smilow Cancer Hospital Adult Survivorship Clinic at Yale Cancer Center
Oncology Outpatient Rehabilitation at the St. Raphael’s Campus/YNHH

September 2020
“I Have Cancer, Why Do I Need a Primary Care Provider?”
Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Internist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Clinical Director, Internal Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Fear and Anxiety of Cancer Recurrence
Daniel L. Hall, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Faculty, Mongan Institute Health Policy Research Center
Staff Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Behavioral Medicine/Benson-Henry Institute/MGH Cancer Center/Cancer Survivorship Program 

Can Botanicals Help in Cancer Survivorship?
Darshan Mehta, MD 
Medical Director, Director of Medical Education, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital 

Keynote Speaker: Financial Toxicity in Cancer Survivorship 
Samantha Eisenstein Watson, MBA
Founder of The Samfund
Managing Director of Stewardship, Expect Miracles Foundation 

Parenting with Cancer 
Julie Berrett-Abebe, PhD, LICSW
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Therapy and Social Work, Fairfield University 

Prospectives of Adolescents and Young Adults Undergoing Cancer Treatment and Beyond Treatment
Giselle K. Perez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Senior Scientist, Health Policy Research Center at the Mongan Institute Chair, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Clinical Health Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Behavioral Medicine Service, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Survivorship Program 

“I Had Cancer, Now I Have to Worry About My Heart?” 
Anju Nohria, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center 

Caring for a Loved One with Cancer: Let's Talk
Kelly M. Shaffer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Behavioral Health and Technology
Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
University of Virginia School of Medicine 

 

 


Introduction by Jay Burton, DO

Jay Burton, DO
President Survivor JourneysTM

Dr. Jay Burton has been a primary care physician with Springfield Medical Associates in the Enfield,Connecticut office since 1988. He has provided medical care for generations of local families. Dr. Burton was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in May 2010. He has undergone chemotherapy, total body irradiation, and a stem cell transplant as part of his cancer treatment. He has been in remission since July 2010. During and subsequent to his cancer treatment, Dr. Burton realized that cancer survivors often do not receive comprehensive primary care. Dr. Burton developed The Primary Care Cancer Survivorship Program (PCCSP) within Springfield Medical Associates to help cancer survivors coordinate and receive primary care services during and after active cancer treatment. Dr. Burton founded Survivor JourneysTM because of the lack of social and emotional support services in our region for cancer survivors, their caregivers, and families.


Current Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors with Scott Capozza, PT, MSPT

Scott J. Capozza, PT, MSPT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy
Smilow Cancer Hospital Adult Survivorship Clinic at Yale Cancer Center
Oncology Outpatient Rehabilitation at the St. Raphael’s Campus/YNHH

Scott Capozza, PT, MSPT has been the physical therapist for the Smilow Cancer Hospital Survivorship Clinic at Yale Cancer Center since its inception in 2006.  In this setting, he works in unison with a dietitian, social worker and physician assistant to address the late and long-term side effects of cancer treatment. Through this collaborative team approach, common survivorship themes such as cancer-related fatigue and fear of recurrence are addressed.  Scott and the survivorship team presented their clinic model at the 2020 American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. Scott is also Yale New Haven Hospital’s first dedicated outpatient physical therapist in oncology rehabilitation.  Scott is among the first class of board-certified clinical specialists in oncologic physical therapy in the country and also serves as a SACE II Item Writer for the oncology certification exam through the ABPTS.  He currently is the Membership Chairperson for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy as well as the APTA CT Chapter’s Oncology SIG co-chairperson.

 


COVID Kitchen with Maura Harrigan, MS, RD, CSO

Maura Harrigan, MS, RD, CSO
Oncology Research Registered Dietician/Project Manager
Registered Dietician Nutritionist
Adult Survivorship Clinic, Yale Cancer Center

Maura is certified in Adult Weight Management and is a Specialist in Oncology Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As part of the multidisciplinary team of the Adult Survivorship Clinic since its inception in 2006, Maura provides the nutrition counseling to cancer survivors of all diagnoses. Maura is a frequently invited speaker addressing the unique nutrition concerns of the cancer survivor. As the Project Manager of the Lifestyle Exercise and Nutrition (LEAN) Study, Maura works with the research team of Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH and Tara Sanft, MD and provides the nutrition and exercise intervention counseling to the breast cancer participants throughout the course of their active treatment.