Meeting Schedule

The Women’s Lung Cancer Forum meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Fish Center for Women’s Health located on the 4th floor of 850 Boylston Street in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Upcoming Meetings: 

May 13th, 2019: Dr. Yifan Zheng, “Targeting the Mesothelium”

June 10th, 2019: Dr. Quynh Chu, “CAR-T Cell Therapy for Cancer Treatment”

July 8th, 2019: Dr. Inga Lennes, “The MGH Lung Nodule Clinic.”

August – Summer Break

September 9th, 2019: Dr. Assunta De Rienzo, “The Genetics of Lung Cancer.”

October 14th, 2019: Dr. David Systrom, “Exercise and its Effects on the Lungs.”

November 11th, 2019: Dr. Ray Mak, “Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer.”

December 9th, 2019: Dr. Dawn Demeo, “COPD Research”

January 13th, 2020: Dr. Josh Lakin & Dr. Rachelle Bernacki, “Harvard Center for Palliative Care, Serious Illness Care Program”

February 10th, 2020: Pam Calarese, RN, MS, CS, “Long-term Treatment Side Effects”

Past Meetings & Educational Materials

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April 8th, 2019: Dr. Carlos Bravos, “Lung Cancer Recurrence Models.”

March 11th, 2019: Dr. Lara Traeger & Elyse Park, “SMART-3RP Program – the Relaxation Response Resiliency Program for Cancer Survivorship”

February 11th, 2019: Dr. William Phillips, “The Lung Cancer Strategist Program: A Novel Care Delivery Model to Improve Timeliness of Diagnosis and Treatment.”

January 7th, 2019: Dr. Weidong Lu, “How can acupuncture help patients with lung cancer? Let’s talk about evidence and practice

December 10th, 2018: Nomi Levy-Carrick, MD, MPhil – “Just Let Me Catch my Breath! Utilizing trauma-informed strategies to optimize medical outcomes”

November 12th, 2018: David (Sasha) Mahvi, MD, “Lung Cancer Recurrence”

October 8th, 2018: Claire de Forcrand, MPH –  Introducing the new Women’s Lung Cancer Forum Coordinator and Discussion on International Humanitarian Aid

September 10th, 2018Amber Pelletier & Rachel Norberg- The American Lung Association’s FORCE for Lung Health- Empowering patients, caregivers and healthcare providers

July 9th, 2018: Quynh Chu, MD., Lung Cancer in Women: What Everyone Needs to Know

June 11th, 2018: Kim Hall, Lung Cancer & Legislation

May 14th, 2018: Donald Levy, MD., Integrative Medicine & Managing Lung Cancer: The Care of the Self in Body and Mind

April 9th, 2018: Kara Brown, MD-  Healthy Mind and Body: Managing Mood and Anxiety with a Lung Cancer Diagnosis 

March 12th, 2018: Cheryl Arena, P.A.-C.- The Role of the PA and other Medical Specialist in your Cancer Care

February 12th, 2018: Maxine Van Doren, MS, CCC-SLP  – Role of Speech Pathology in Voice and Upper Airway Disorders

January 8th, 2018: Manuela Cernadas, MD- Pulmonary Infections

December 11th, 2017: Kathleen Weiss, MD – Lung Cancer Basics: Staging, Diagnosis, Pathology

November 13th, 2017: Kelley Bradshaw, MS, RD, LDN – Lung Health & Nutrition

October 9th, 2017 (We will be holding the Forum despite the Columbus Day holiday) Casey Harvell, Director of Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast – How to Take Action against Lung Cancer 

September 11th, 2017: Karen Pischke, BSN, RN – Reiki  for Helping to Manage Lung Cancer

July 10th, 2017: Maria Barbara “Bambi” Mathay, LMT and Theresa Ochenkoski, LMT Reduce Stress with Self Care Massage Techniques

Oncology Massage and Other Touch Therapies Lung Forum 2017 

May 8th, 2017: Fremonta Meyer, MD Chemobrain and Fatigue

April 2017 – David Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD – Lung Cancer Genetics: Common Mutations and How to Treat them

January 2017 – Gerald Weinhouse, MD – Sleep Strategies for Effective Recovery

December 2016Laura Greco – Lung Cancer Survivorship and Advocacy

July 2016- Carolyn Come, MD – Pulmonary Rehabilitation

June 2012 – Paul Ricard, PT, DPT, CCS
“Waiting to Inhale: Exercising to Decrease Shortness of Breath”

April 2012 – Pam Calarese, RN, MS, CS
“Maintaining Quality of Life”

January 2012 – Aileen Chen, MD
“Advances in Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer”

December 2011 – Allison DiBiaso, LICSW
“Dealing With Stress and Anxiety While Waiting for Test Results”

November 2011 – Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN
“Diet and Lifestyle Influence in Cancer Survivorship: What Matters Most”

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