Cancer Survivorship

ECHO Clinics

2nd and 4th Friday's at 8AM • 8–9 a.m.
Next: Friday, February 22, 2019

We are excited to announce a new Project ECHO Nevada series which is being held in partnership with the Nevada Cancer Coalition! This ECHO clinic will provide primary care providers an introduction to issues in cancer survivorship and opportunities to increase their knowledge in effectively caring for survivors in their practice. During this series we will feature multiple guest speakers who will share information on fitness, nutrition, tobacco cessation, POLST, and many other areas of cancer treatment and survivorship.

Cancer survivors are individuals living with and beyond cancer. They become survivors from the time of diagnosis through the remainder of their lives. Today, more than two-thirds of those diagnosed with cancer are told they can expect to live at least five years after diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, in Nevada there are currently an estimated 120,200 cancer survivors and in 2019, 14,810 people will be diagnosed with cancer. Our health-care system does not yet consistently support the delivery of coordinated care between primary care and oncology specialists. This series hopes to address survivors' ongoing needs with improved outcomes and quality of life for cancer survivors'.

Guest speakers for this series include:

  • Christina Gardner, Cancer Exercise Specialist, Saint Mary's Fitness Center
  • Robert Raphael, MD, Associate Hematologist/Oncologist
    Medical Director, Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program
    Associate Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
  • Mary Ann Brown, RN, MSN CHPCA, Director Palliative Care, Renown Health
  • Thomas Ylioja, PhD, MSW, Clinical Director, Health Initiatives
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Medical, Behavioral, and Community Health
    National Jewish Health
  • Charmian Lykins, MPH, RN, OCN, Cancer Nurse Navigator, Renown Health
  • Sharon Nagel, Oncology Patient Navigator, Cancer Services, Carson Tahoe Health
  • Lisa Thayer, RN, OCN, BSN, Cancer Services, Carson Tahoe Health
  • Sue Chapman, Registered Dietician, Empower Your Journey, Saint Mary's Hospital

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a provider of continuing education credit through the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. This program is approved for 1.00 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.00 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

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