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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lurie Cancer Center Learning Series

Survive & Thrive: Ovarian Cancer Patient & Caregiver Program

On Saturday, September 28, the Lurie Cancer Center will host Survive & Thrive, a one-day interactive course for women living with ovarian cancer — past or present — or those at increased risk of developing the disease, along with their families and caregivers. This course will provide current information, valuable resources, access to experts in the field, and an opportunity to connect with others in the ovarian cancer community in a warm and supportive environment.

Register now for the Sept. 28 event

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

First Floor, Hughes Auditorium
303 E. Superior St., Chicago

Register Agenda (PDF)


Breakfast, lunch and additional refreshments will be available to all program attendees. Complementary parking will be available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Huron/Superior Garage, 222 E. Huron St., one block away (Google map).



Edward Tanner

Tumor Sequencing/Next-Generation Sequencing

Edward Tanner, MD, Lurie Cancer Center

Lurain Matei Matei

Navigating Recurrence

John Lurain, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
Summer Dewdney, MD, Rush University Medical Center
Daniela Matei, MD, Lurie Cancer Center

Daniela Matei

PARP Inhibitors, Immunotherapy & Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials

Daniela Matei, MD, Lurie Cancer Center

Alok Pant

Integrative Oncology: Chemo Brain & Fatigue

Alok Pant, MD, Northwestern Medicine

Strohl, Anna

Woman to Woman Program

Anna Strohl, MD, Lurie Cancer Center

Lauren Streicher

Sex Health & Cancer

Lauren Streicher, MD, Northwestern Medicine


Cancer Survivorship

Timothy Pearman, PhD, Lurie Cancer Center


Survivor Story

Jean Maday

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Ovarian Cancer Clinical Care

Nicole Tasker, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, Lurie Cancer Center
Karen Novak, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, Lurie Cancer Center
Mary Callaghan, AOCNS, APN, Lurie Cancer Center
Nancy Anderson, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, Lurie Cancer Center


Breakout Sessions:

Rare Tumors


Nita Lee, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine

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Jeffery Dungan, MD, Northwestern Medicine
Brittany DeGreef, CGC, Lurie Cancer Center


Difficult Conversations

Barbara Buttin, MD, Northwestern Medicine

Presentations from the 2017 event are available.


This program is made possible by the generous support of
Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears.


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