The Mass General Cancer Center's Joseph Greer, PhD speaks at the 2016 Conference for Patients and Families.

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Mind Body Program for Cancer Survivors

Annual Conference for Patients and Families

2018 Frye-Halloran Symposium


2018 Frye-Halloran Symposium

Survivorship in Patients with Malignant Glioma
Thursday, November 8th, 2018 |  Thier Conference Room
To learn more and to register, visit here.
Symposium Flyer

The Frye-Halloran symposium is named in honor of Carolyn Frye-Halloran, an inspiring young woman who was treated for her brain tumor at Mass General. This symposium is dedicated to bringing national and international experts together to improve the care of patients with brain tumors.

This year’s symposium is specifically centered around the topic of “Survivorship in Patients with Malignant Glioma.” The symposium will cover various aspects of cancer survivorship, and will feature internationally renowned speakers from Neuropsychology, Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Neuro-Oncology and Medical Oncology.

8:00-9:00am: Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (Ether Dome)

Neurocognitive Functioning and Quality of Life in Patients with Malignant Glioma
Martin Klein, PhD (VU University Medical Center, Netherlands, Amsterdam)

9:15-11:30: Morning Sessions: Factors Contributing to Brain Tumor Outcomes (Their Conf. Room)

Topics and Speakers to Include:

  • Introduction and Welcome
    Jorg Dietrich, MD, PhD and Michael Parsons, PhD
  • Genetic Variants That Influence Cognitive Outcomes in Patients with Brain Tumors
    Denise Correa, PhD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY)
  • Neurocognitive and Psychosocial Outcomes in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors
    Kevin Krull, PhD (St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN)
  • Behavioral and Psychological Syndromes in Patients With Brain Tumors
    Michael Parsons, PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)

12:00-1:00pm: Cancer Center Grand Rounds (Simches Conference Center)

  • Cognitive Outcomes in Cancer
    Jeff Wefel, PhD (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX)

1:15-5:00: Afternoon Sessions: Treatments and Other Approaches to Improve Outcomes (Their Conf. Room)

Topics and Speakers to Include:

  • Surgical Considerations in Preserving Brain Function
    Will Curry, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)
  • Radiation Treatments to Minimize Neurologic Sequelae in Brain Tumor Patients
    Helen Shih, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)
  • Bench to Bedside – Preclinical Studies, Current Pharmacological Treatments, and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Neural Repair
    Jorg Dietrich, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)
  • Palliative Care for Glioma Patients and Care for Caregivers
    Deborah Forst, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)
  • Addressing the Psychosocial Needs of Caregivers of Glioma Patients
    Jamie Jacobs, PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)
  • What About Quality of Life? A Reality Check
    Mary Zwirner, LICSW (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)

5:30: Cocktail Hour (The Liberty Hotel)


Mind Body Program for Cancer Survivors

The Mass General Cancer Center is pleased to offer the Benson-Henry Institute for Mindy Body Medicine's highly regarded SMART-3RP training at its Boston, Danvers and Waltham locations. This program is designed to assist patients who have completed cancer treatment by providing critical tools to help them cope with the experience of their diagnosis and treatment as well as adjust to life after treatment.

During nine, 90-minute weekly sessions, this program will help participants:

  • Learn self-care techniques, through relaxation, mindful awareness and adaptive thought patterns
  • Reduce stress and physical/emotional symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment
  • Cope with and manage late effects of treatment
  • Promote a sense of control, optimism, acceptance, and well-being

Elements of the program include:

  • Interactive lessons
  • Healthy behaviors
  • Group learning
  • Skills training
  • Symptom monitoring
  • Self-Care

Enrollment

The Mind Body Program for Cancer Survivors is billable to insurance; most insurers cover the program. Pre-registration and a $50 materials fee are required.

Boston: Fridays at Mass General Cancer Center, 9 AM - 10:30 AM, with

To register, please email mghsurvivorship@partners.org

Danvers: Fridays at Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, 9 AM - 10:30 AM, with

To register, please email mghsurvivorship@partners.org

Waltham: Tuesdays at Mass General Waltham, 10 AM - 11:30 AM, with

To register, please email mghsurvivorship@partners.org

 

 


Annual Conference for Patients and Families

Own Your Story: Creating Meaning from Your Cancer Experience

June 16, 2018 | Boston, MA

This conference is an opportunity to come together with other patients and families to talk about experiences and identify how, together, we can sustain an ongoing and supportive community.

Join Mass General Cancer Center staff, clinicians and other individuals living with, through and beyond cancer. All Mass General Cancer Center current and past patients and their family members and friends are welcome to attend.

Learn More

News

News & Articles

Shades of Survivorship - Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH, Jeffrey Peppercorn, MD, MPH and Areej El-Jawahri, MD

Talks and Research Presentations

January 28th: ASCO Survivorship Symposium, San Diego, CA; Kathryn Post.

March 11th: Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference, Las Vegas, NV; Kathryn Post; Transitioning Back to Primary Care.

March 12th: Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference, Las Vegas, NV; Jeffrey Peppercorn; Aiding Survivors As They Live with Fear of Recurrence.

March 13th: Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference, Las Vegas, NV; Jeffrey Peppercorn; Survivorship Care planning for patients with advanced breast cancer – Can we view it as a chronic disease?

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