Cancer Connections

About Cancer Connections

Cancer Connections was launched by community member and breast cancer survivor Barb Thomas. It is hosted in partnership with UF HealthStreet and is an educational and networking event that brings together cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and health care professionals. Presentation topics include leading-edge cancer research, treatment options and health care services, explained in an easy-to-understand way. Join us for an upcoming event!

Watch Past Lectures

´╗┐Date Topic Speaker
07/30/20 Listen, Research, Respond: Mindful Exploration and Dissemination Andrew Hix, LMT, Integrative Therapies Practitioner, UF Health Shands, Arts in Medicine
08/27/20 Preventing Cancers in Florida with the HPV Vaccine Stephanie Staras, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, University of Florida
09/23/20 From Jargon to Plain Language: Making Cancer-Related Terms Patient Friendly Sue Friedman, DVM, Executive Director, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
10/21/20 Reaching the Underserved Population in Rural Areas for Mammogram Screenings Rita Cianfrocco, Regional Coordinator/ Programs Manager, Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
11/18/20 Movement, Mindfulness, and Psychotherapy for Behavioral Cancer Control Deidre B. Pereira, Ph.D., ABPP Stephanie Vega-Molina, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Postgraduate Studies Postdoctoral Resident UF Dept. of Clinical and Health Psychology
02/17/21 COMPPARE Clinical Trial: Protons vs Photons to Treat Prostate Cancer Nancy Mendenhall, M.D., FACR, FASTRO, Medical Director, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
03/24/21 Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Tung Wynn, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor and Director of UF Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Program
04/22/21 Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer Frederic Kaye, M.D., Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Florida
05/25/21 Overcoming Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Lisa Spiguel, M.D., Clinical Director of UF Health Breast Center and Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Florida
06/24/21 Breast Cancer Survivorship and Advocacy Jeri Franoeur, M.S., Vice Chair and Advocacy Co-Chair, Florida Breast Cancer Foundation