Patient education offerings
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) in person courses are temporarily on hold in compliance with recommended CDC social distancing guidelines.
FWC also hosts free patient-focused education webinars throughout the year. These virtual events are open to all gynecologic cancer patients, survivors, partners, family members, friends and anyone else interested in hearing from leading U.S. experts in gynecologic cancer treatment and research.
Past education course recordings
In May 2018, FWC hosted a gynecologic cancer education course in collaboration with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The eight presentations were recorded thanks to the efforts of Mayo Clinic.
Past webinar recordings
Join FWC and SHARE Cancer Support for this free patient webinar where Jennifer Mueller, MD, gynecologic oncology surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, will share research updates on uterine/endometrial cancer and other new developments in treatment and surgery, including reporting on new research from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2020 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer Webinar Series.
This 30-minute webinar covered the benefits of movement in the survivor journey and ways to be active at home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters discussed the physical and mental benefits of exercise, the benefits of yoga for cancer survivors and led a 5-minute gentle movement session.
- Shannon Armbruster MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
- Sarah Dilley MD, MPH, Gynecologic Oncology, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN
- Samantha M. Harden, PhD, 500-RYT, Director, Physical Activity Research and Community Implementation Laboratory, Assistant Professor, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech +, Obstetrics and Gynecology, VT Carilion School of Medicine Virginia Tech
This 60-minute webinar on mental health support during a cancer journey in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic discussed similarities between one’s personal cancer journey and the current challenges of the pandemic, and look at some tools and strategies to help support our emotional health.
- Steps Through COVID-19 Resource List
- Steps Through COVID-19 PDF PowerPoint
- Steps Through COVID-19 Webinar On Demand
- Emily Hill, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor and Gynecologic Oncologist, University of Iowa Healthcare
- Susan Hess, Program Manager and Lead Ovarian Cancer Counselor, Steps Through OC
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The coronavirus pandemic has added an extra layer of uncertainty to the lives of cancer patients. Join Dr. Stephanie V. Blank, Director of Gynecologic Oncology for the Mount Sinai Health System, and Dr. Melissa Frey, gynecologic oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine for updates on what ovarian, endometrial, and other gynecologic cancer patients need to know about managing gynecologic cancer concerns in the era of COVID-19. Bring your questions for the Q&A. This webinar is a collaboration between SHARE and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.
Gain a deeper understanding of uterine and endometrial cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and current research trends with Jason D. Wright, MD, Division Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. This webinar is a collaboration between SHARE and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.
This webinar, presented by Ruth Anne and Friends in conjunction with FWC, was created by and for gynecologic cancer patients. Gynecologic cancer survivors, Kim Hurley and Dionne Shepperson, addressed common questions surrounding treatment, side effects and lasting effects of gynecologic cancers, from a patient’s perspective. Stuart Ferriss, MD, gynecologic oncologist and program director at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, also joined to field questions from attendees for a fully interactive presentation.
This 75-minute webinar covered how these chemotherapy drugs work; what to expect on the first day of treatment and your progress; tips and strategies to help prepare for chemotherapy treatment; and the onset and duration of side effects, and when to call your doctor. Speakers included Judith A. Smith, PharmD, BCOP, CPHQ, FCCP, FISOPP; Rebecca A. Brooks, MD, and Kim Hurley—an ovarian cancer survivor whose paclitaxel/carboplatin chemotherapy treatment lasted for seven months.
This 75-minute webinar will discuss the prevalence of sexual changes after gynecologic cancer care. Learning objectives were to describe common sexual changes associated with menopause, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and endocrine therapy; review the importance of partner communication for intimacy; outline strategies to assist with vaginal health after cancer care; and provide suggestions for reconnecting with your partner and finding sexual pleasure. Speakers included Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO, and Joanne K. Rash, MPAS, PA-C.
This webinar, featuring patient advocate Shirley Dau and gynecologic oncologist Dr. Nita Lee, focuses on the use of the “shared decision-making” model when seeking treatment for ovarian cancer. With a multitude of treatment modalities available, learn how to become your own advocate to obtain the most effective method possible in the treatment of your disease. This webinar is made possible through generous sponsorship support from AstraZeneca.
Each course offers the opportunity for organizations to provide information to women attending the courses by providing a tabletop exhibit. These tabletop exhibits are provided as a courtesy to patient advocacy organizations, and are also made available to others for a fee.
If you are a patient advocacy organization interested in requesting an exhibit space or need more information, contact email@example.com.