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June 1, 2020
Upcoming / RECENT Talks

Redefining Cancer Palliative Care   

with Dr. Michael Rabow
June 19, 2020, 10:00 AM ET

Palliative care is the active holistic care of people across all ages living with a life-limiting illness to live as well as possible, for as long as possible — supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. It also aims to improve the lives of the patient’s families and their caregivers. Palliative care initially and historically focused on alleviating the relief of suffering at the end of life. However, it is now considered best practice and is increasingly implemented earlier in the trajectory of life-threatening health conditions.. Existing research suggests that palliative care is both effective in reducing symptom burden and improving quality of life, cost-effective and is synonymous with quality of care. We are talking to director of the Symptom Management Service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center Dr. Mike Rabow about the evolution of cancer palliative care, misconceptions, symptoms management and the multidisciplinary approach that it entails today.


Dr Michael Rabow
Jeremy Pivor
Priya Menon
June 11, 2020, 3:30 PM ET
A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming and accompanied with high degrees of stress and confusion related to survival, current & future treatments, and managing finance related to those treatments. Moreover, there is heightened anxiety about continuing employment, accessing healthcare, government benefits and taking medical leave through treatment. We are talking to attorney Shelly Rosenfeld of Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) to understand the legal aspects of navigating through cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Shelly Rosenfeld
Matt Goldman
Cynthia Chmielewski
Shweta Mishra
May 1, 2020, 5 PM ET
Currently, very little is known about the impact of COVID-19 on reproduction and pregnancy. But as the COVID 19 pandemic began to affect lives around the world, out of an abundance of caution, the ASRM task force released a mandate on March 17th, 2020 recommending fertility clinics to suspend all new infertility treatments, cancel embryo transfers, and suspend all elective surgeries. Almost a month later, in an update#2 released on April 13, the ASRM states “While it is not yet prudent to resume non-emergency infertility procedures, the Task Force recognises it is also time to begin to consider strategies and best practices for resuming time-sensitive fertility treatments in the face of COVID-19.” We are talking to reproductive endocrinologist and virologist Dr Cindy Duke of Nevada Fertility Institute and infertility specialist Dr Aimee Eyvazzadeh (The Egg Whisperer) to learn about the rapidly changing recommendations in this field.

Dr Cindy Duke
Dr Aimee Eyvazzadeh
Amy Schmidt Zook
Valerie Landis
Shweta Mishra
For any of the talks dial-in to 718-664-6574 to participate and ask a question LIVE On-Air! Only 50 callers permitted at one time so HURRY!
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