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!

September Cancer Connections

Join us for our upcoming Cancer Connections presentation on Sept. 29 with Ady Correa, M.D. She will discuss the role of cancer rehabilitation specialists in the care of patients with functional impairments related to cancer and treatments.


Watch Past Lectures

Date Topic Speaker
2020/07/30 Listen, Research, Respond: Mindful Exploration and Dissemination Andrew Hix, LMT, Integrative Therapies Practitioner, UF Health Shands, Arts in Medicine
2020/08/27 Preventing Cancers in Florida with the HPV Vaccine Stephanie Staras, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, University of Florida
2020/09/23 From Jargon to Plain Language: Making Cancer-Related Terms Patient Friendly Sue Friedman, DVM, Executive Director, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
2020/10/21 Reaching the Underserved Population in Rural Areas for Mammogram Screenings Rita Cianfrocco, Regional Coordinator/ Programs Manager, Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
2020/11/18 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
2020/02/17 COMPPARE Clinical Trial: Protons vs Photons to Treat Prostate Cancer Nancy Mendenhall, M.D., FACR, FASTRO, Medical Director, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
2021/03/24 Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Tung Wynn, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor and Director of UF Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Program
2021/04/22 Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer Frederic Kaye, M.D., Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Florida
2021/05/25 Overcoming Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Lisa Spiguel, M.D., Clinical Director of UF Health Breast Center and Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Florida
2021/06/24 Breast Cancer Survivorship and Advocacy Jeri Franoeur, M.S., Vice Chair and Advocacy Co-Chair, Florida Breast Cancer Foundation