• Google+ Video Hangout Series: Issues in Psychosocial Oncology

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    Mark your calendars now for this upcoming Hangout:

    Navigating Clinical Trials, March 18, 2015, 1 p.m. ET

    Join Tracy Bell, a registered nurse who works with patients on clinical trials at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, for a Google+ Hangout. Tracy will be joined by a panel of current and former cancer patients who have agreed to share their experiences about the clinical trial process. 

    Tune in on Google+ 

    Why Hangout?

    Cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers face more than medical challenges during cancer diagnosis and treatment. There are a variety of psychological, emotional, and social issues that come up during the cancer journey — including managing relationships, disclosing a diagnosis, working with cancer, and many more.

    Learn about the psychosocial challenges of living with cancer, or caring for a loved one with cancer, in our series of Google+ Video Hangouts, featuring experts from Dana-Farber and patients, caregivers, and survivors from across the country.

    Viewers are welcome to submit questions, which will be answered live on-air. Email questions to social@dfci.harvard.edu or ask via Twitter (@DanaFarber) using the #DFCIhangout hashtag. If you have a topic you'd like to see addressed in a future Hangout, email social@dfci.harvard.edu.

    Check this page often for word about upcoming psychosocial oncology Google+ Hangouts.

    And consult the archive below of Hangouts that have taken place:

    Managing Anxiety and Stress during Cancer Treatment, February 26, 2015

    Many Google+ visitors tuned in to join Karen Fasciano, PsyD, clinical psychologist at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, for a Google+ Hangout to discuss anxiety and stress management when undergoing cancer treatment. Dr. Fasciano was joined by a panel of current and former cancer patients and caregivers, who shared their coping strategies.

    View the Managing Anxiety and Stress during Cancer Treatment hangout 

    Young Adults Coping with Cancer, July 30, 2014

    Dozens of Google+ visitors joined Karen Fasciano, PsyD, director of the Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber, to hear and ask about the unique challenges facing young adults with cancer. Fasciano was joined by a panel of young adult cancer patients, survivors, and bloggers, who shared their experiences, insights, and strategies for coping.

    View the Young Adults Coping with Cancer hangout 

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