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CELL Series

Cancer Education Lunch & Learns

Join us online for live educational sessions tailored to fit your lunch hour. The CELL Series features talks from local and national experts on a variety of topics across the cancer continuum, great for clinical and public health professionals along with interested community members.

Attend the live sessions to participate in the Q&A or view the recorded sessions posted in our continuing education library. We will not be offering CME/CE credit for these sessions, but they are a great way to learn about new topics and ideas you may want to explore more.

Each session is from 12-12:45 p.m. and registration is required. See below for upcoming topics, dates, and details.

February 7: Using Nevada's Lung Screening Toolkit

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, but we have the opportunity to reduce late-stage diagnosis and reduce mortality through screening. Join us as we review the importance of a lung screening program and the toolkit NCC's Lung Cancer Collaborative developed to help get your lung screening program off the ground.

Featuring:

Lily Helzer, MPH, Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Programs Manager, Nevada Cancer Coalition

Jamie Studts, PhD, Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Co-Leader of Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Colorado Cancer Center

Register here.

February 28: HPV-Related Cancer Prevention for Dental Professionals

HPV-related head and neck cancers are quickly becoming the leading HPV-related cancer diagnosed in the U.S. Dentists and dental hygienists are often the first to discover these head and neck cancers during routine care. You have the power to reduce the incidence of HPV-related cancers and pre-cancers. The HPV vaccine is nearly 100% effective in preventing all HPV- related cancers, including head and neck cancers. Join us to explore how the dental community can prevent cancer.

Featuring:

Lily Helzer, MPH, Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Programs Manager, Nevada Cancer Coalition

Todd Landaburu, Cancer Survivor

Alice P. Chen, DMD, FAAPD
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Associate Professor and Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Civon Gewelber, DDS, MHA
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Assistant Professor

Register here.

March 20: Understanding the Role of Biomarkers in Personalized Healthcare for Cancer

Identifying biomarkers in a patient’s tumor tissue or blood is an essential step in developing a personalized treatment plan, which might include targeted medicines or immunotherapies. However, not all patients receive biomarker testing, or tests for all possible biomarkers. There are multiple reasons for today’s biomarker testing gaps, including lack of awareness, inadequate insurance coverage, and practical challenges such as long turn-around times for results. Learn more about biomarkers and biomarker testing in this fast-paced introduction session.

Featuring:

Carol Fier, MSN Principal Medical Science Liaison, Lung, GU and Derm Oncology, US Medical Affairs, Genentech

Emily Driver, PhD Senior Medical Science Liaison, Breast, GI, & Gynecological Oncology, US Medical Affairs, Genentech

Mary Halloran, PharmD, BCPS Principal Medical Science Liaison, Malignant Hematology, US Medical Affairs, Genentech

Register here.

May TBD: Skin Cancer Prevention

We'll feature a special CELL Series session related to skin cancer prevention in May for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Check back for details.

June 5: Navigating Intimacy After Cancer

Cancer patients have been suffering in silence when it comes to sexual health issues after treatment. They are in need of anticipatory guidance, but the topic of sexual health is seldom addressed. In this session you'll get a taste of how to prioritize sexual health in oncology care and improve the quality of life for all those affected by cancer, from diagnosis through survivorship. This is the first step to help you normalize the conversation, set patient expectations, and refer patients timely.

This CELL Series session is a preview for a workshop planned for the Nevada Cancer Control Summit Aug. 23-24 in Reno. Attendees of this session will receive priority access to the longer workshop, which has limited space. We will add an additional workshop based on demand.

Featuring:

Amy Thompson, RN, OCN, CN-BN, Survivorship Programs Manager, Nevada Cancer Coalition

Erin Sullivan Wagner, Executive Director of After Cancer, Inc.

Register here.

June 13: Diet and Lifestyle Guidelines for Prevention and Survivorship

In today’s technology-based society, it is easy to get misinformation or misinterpret nutrition guidelines. In this session, you will discover the latest evidenced-based recommendations for cancer prevention and survivorship. We will discuss actionable behavior modifications to reduce the risk for all cancers, while helping to identify resources online to assist with education and support groups for nutrition and physical activity.

Featuring: Karen Fisicaro, RD, LD, CSO, Clinical Dietitian/Nutrition Care Coordinator, Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition, Carson Tahoe Cancer Center

Registration coming soon.

September TBD: What Affects Cancer Outcomes? – A Cancer Plan Prep Session

We'll feature a special CELL Series session tied to this crosscutting issue as part of our 2026-2030 Cancer Plan development. Check back for details.

October TBD: Cancer & The Environment – A Cancer Plan Prep Session

We'll feature a special CELL Series session tied to this crosscutting issue as part of our 2026-2030 Cancer Plan development. Check back for details.

November TBD: Racism as a Public Health Issue – A Cancer Plan Prep Session

We'll feature a special CELL Series session tied to this crosscutting issue as part of our 2026-2030 Cancer Plan development. Check back for details.