Cancer Pathways Community Education
Cancer Happens® Teen Education: Enrich the Health of Your Students
Wednesday, June 10th, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. PT | Register here
Presented by Jana Mastrogiovanni, LMHC, LPC,
Southeast Regional Program Manager at Cancer Pathways
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Updates in Treatment, Screening and Prevention of Breast Cancer from ASCO's Annual Conference
Thursday, June 25th from 7:00-8:30pm | Register here
Presented by Dr. Julie Gralow, M.D.,
Director of Breast Medical Oncology at UW School of Medicine
Dr. Julie Gralow is the Jill Bennett Endowed Professor of Breast Medical Oncology and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine, a Professor in the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She is actively involved in breast cancer clinical care, education, and research, and has conducted local and national clinical trials related to breast cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship. Her main area of research specialization is in understanding the relationship between breast cancer and the bone environment. Dr. Gralow is Executive Officer for breast and lung cancer for the SWOG National Clinical Trials Network. She received the ASCO Humanitarian Award in 2018 for her work in empowering women cancer patients and survivors. She is co-founder and team physician of Team Survivor Northwest, an exercise and fitness program for woman cancer survivors. She is also founder of the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (WE CAN), a group dedicated to empowering women cancer patient advocates in low and middle income countries.
Thursday, July 23rd from 7:00-8:00pm | Register here
Presented by Dr. Morhaf Al Achkar, M.D.,
Assistant Professor at UW School of Medicine
Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, Ph.D. was born in Aleppo-Syria and migrated to the United States in 2006 after finishing medical school. He also obtained a Ph.D. in Education from Indiana University. Currently, he is a practicing family physician and a faculty member at the University of Washington.
In 2016, Morhaf was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer; he was 33 years old. Since then, his research has focused on the experience of patients living with lung cancer. His book, “Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer,” is based on interviews he did with 39 patients who live, like him, with incurable cancers. He has also published his memoir entitled, “Being Authentic.” In his research and writings, he explores how people with cancer find meaning, authenticity, and build resilience.