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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lurie Cancer Center Learning Series

Cancer Connections

At the Lurie Cancer Center, your treatment plan includes care for the mind, body and spirit. Cancer Connections is just what the doctor ordered, introducing tools, techniques and services you can use to reenergize during and after treatment. Patients and caregivers are invited to attend and learn from cancer experts, network with other patients and caregivers, and find local and national support resources available to both patients and caregivers.

Register now for Saturday, April 18

Event Details

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Registration: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

303 E. Superior St., Chicago
1st Floor, Baldwin Auditorium


There is a $10 registration fee, which includes breakfast. Discounted parking will be available for this event at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Huron/Superior Garage, 222 E. Huron St., one block away (Google map). Parking passes can be purchased for $7 at event check-in.

Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

Support for this event is provided by the Cancer Survivorship Institute


9:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

9:30 a.m.

Taking Care of Yourself Allows You to Take Care of Others

Candy Domke-Hochberg, LMT, BCTMB
Osher Center for Integrated Medicine
10:00 a.m.

What to Expect When You're Expecting (Cancer Treatment)

Celia Gallo, APN, CNP
Alexis Volpentesta, RN, BSN, EC
Desiree West, RCN-BSN

Lurie Cancer Center
10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Skin Health: Common Dermatologic Issues in Cancer Patients and Survivors and How to Deal with Them

Jennifer Choi, MD
Lurie Cancer Center
11:15 a.m.

Providing Comprehensive Care: Palliative Care in Oncology

Melanie Smith, MD
Lurie Cancer Center
11:45 a.m.

Yoga Practice to Take Care of the Physical and Mental Bodies

Era Pawlowski
Gilda's Club

About Cancer Connections

Learn, Connect & Renew

Cancer Connections offers wellness-focused breakfast seminars a few times a year, geared toward patients and caregivers. They can help you:

  • Learn simple strategies to eat well, move more and manage stress and fatigue
  • Connect with fellow survivors, support programs and other communities facing similar challenges
  • Renew your sense of well-being with massage, acupuncture, meditation, healing touch and other integrative therapies

View Presentations from Past Events


Please direct questions to or 312-503-7809.
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