May 15, 2021 - SCCA

Presentations from the event: 

  • Introduction to Sarcoma: A Doctor’s Perspective 
    Michael J. Wagner, MD

  • COVID-19 and Cancer 
    Elizabeth T. Loggers, MD, PhD

  • Integrative Medicine and Oncology: Becoming your healthiest self 
    Kathleen Sanders, ARNP, MSN, MPH

  • Advancements in Sarcoma: Clinical Trials and Research
    Michael J. Wagner, MD

October 17, 2020 - OHSU

The annual Patient Sarcoma Patient Education Conference brings together OHSU sarcoma experts from multiple specialties to answer your questions and share information on the basics of sarcoma and research advances.

Event Agenda

  • Welcome & Introduction 10:00 – 10:05 am 
    Lara Davis, MD (Sarcoma Oncologist)

  • The Patient Journey 10:05 – 10:35 am
    Carrie D'Andrea, BSN, RN (Sarcoma Nurse Navigator); Iris Mushkin (Sarcoma RN Coordinator); KrisAnn Talarico, LCSW, OSW-C (Sarcoma Social Worker); Keegan McKenna (Patient); Preston Sleeger (Patient)

  • Ask a Sarcoma Doc 10:35-11:05 am
    Jessica Davis, MD (Sarcoma Pathologist); Kenneth Gundle, M.D. (Orthopedic Surgery Oncologist); Dale Han M.D., F.A.C.S. (Surgical Oncologist); Chris Ryan MD (Medical Oncologist); Katrina Winsnes, MD (Pediatric Oncologist)

  • Exercise & Cancer 11:05-11:25 am 
    Shannon Austin, MS (Exercise Physiologist) 

  • Closing Remarks 11:25- 11:30 am
    Lara Davis, MD


  • Sarcoma Overview 
    Kenneth Gundle, MD

  • What are Clinical Trials? 
    Lara Davis, MD

  • Treatment Advances 
    Lara Davis, MD

  • Palliative Care 
    Asher Caldwell, ANP & Andrea Gepner, FNP

  • Chemo Brain and the Role of Speech Therapy 
    Haley Landau, MS, CCC-SLP

  • Exercise for Cancer Patients 
    Shannon Austin, MS

  • THC, CBD, and Cancer Therapy 
    Joseph Bubalo, PharmD

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 
    Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, E-RYT

This document includes links and descriptions for relevant patient education related to radiation therapy treatment. Patients treated with radiation therapy undergo imaging before and during their treatment, and often have questions about that (CBCT). Patients also often wonder what the treatment room and department may look like and can take a virtual tour with the OHSU Radiation Medicine 3-D Guided Tour. Finally, the Radiation Therapy Treatment Introduction has some great basic information. All three were developed in connection with a patient education project, and some have been disseminated to patients already.