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Master Lecture Series: Treatments For The Oncology Practice
New Orleans, LA | July 17, 2021

A Patient’s Perspective

Presented by Shannon Baxter

PhD in Chemical Engineering
Cancer Vigilante
Charleston, SC


  • Speak truth to power – Ask for what you want
  • Hope Is not a strategy – You are the CEO of your body
  • Assemble your team and put together an “Action Plan” to keep your decision making flexible
  • Get strong, work out, be ready to fight
  • Eat – Nutrition is important for mind and body
  • Rest – Use your support group family and friends
  • Talk to other women warriors

10th Annual Winter Cancer Symposium | San Juan, Puerto Rico | March 5 – 7,2021

Challenges In End of Life Care

Presented by Amber Thomassen

Nurse Practitioner
Phase 1 Research
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL


  • Honest communication with patients regarding their prognosis at the initial visit
  • Having a point person at the office who can discuss advanced care planning (i.e. advanced directives)
  • Scheduling a specific time to discuss hospice within the first three visits
  • Offer to discuss the patient’s prognosis, coping strategies, and goals of care at each transition
  • Clinicians can contextualize goals of care that preserve hope and optimism while maintaining appropriate treatment aims