Survivorship Education Series

Siteman Cancer Center Survivorship Program has partnered with the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) for a six-part survivorship education series. Each of the virtual webinars covers topics that affect many cancer survivors.


Part 1: Hey, are you ok?

Check out Part 1 as we discussed post-treatment survivorship and mental health. We want to raise awareness on mental health with cancer survivors.
Topics include: discussing signs & symptoms of survivors, the barriers for treatment, and much more.


  • Carolina Salvador, MD | Medical Director Integrative Medicine and Health
  • Kait Huelsman, PhD | Psychologist
  • Jennifer Dunn, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C | Siteman Social Worker
  • Kristine Kulage, MA MPH | Siteman Survivor

Moderated by:
Melanie Gowdy, MSW | Director of Community Mobilization and Engagement


Part 2: Let's Talk About Sex, Intimacy & Sexual Health in Cancer Survivorship

Check out Part 2 as we discussed intimacy and sexual health in survivorship. We touch on the physical and psychological impact of cancer and its treatment on sexual health.

Topics included: how to start the conversation with your physician and partner, benefits of physical therapy, and additional resources.


  • Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD | Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Jennifer Miller, PT, DPT, CLT, WCS | Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy and Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • De-Andrea Blaylock-Solar, LCSW-S, CST | Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Therapist

Part 3: Breaking the Bank — The Financial Burdens of Cancer Survivorship

Check out Part 3 as we discussed the financial burdens of medical care and being a survivor of cancer.


  • Julie Richison, MSW, LCSW, Division of Oncology Social Worker
  • Mark Fiala, PHD, MSW, Division of Oncology Assistant Professor
  • Laurie Lewis, Siteman Cancer Center Dept. Manager of Billing & Reimbursement

Moderated by:
Aimee S. James, PhD, MPH, Professor of Surgery

Survivorship Education Series, Part 4

Part 4: What's on Your Plate? The Role of Nutrition in Cancer

Check out Part 4 as we explored the physical and psychological role of diet and nutrition in cancer from diagnosis to survivorship. We will also hear how one survivor decided to change their lifestyle as a result of their cancer diagnosis.


  • David Morris, Ph.D., CTTS- Clinical Psychologist, Siteman Psychology Service
  • Chelsea Visintine, Siteman Dietician
  • Stacey Brouk, Siteman Dietician
Survivorship Education Series Part 5 Web

Part 5: Mind, Body, and Soul Connection in Cancer Survivorship

Check out part 5 as we explore how the mind, body, and soul work together to enhance health and well-being. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of mind/body therapies and how they enhance the quality of life of cancer survivors.

Part 6 Webinar Series

Part 6: Let's Get Physical: The Benefits of Physical Activity After Cancer

Check out part 6 as as we discuss the benefits of physical activity and exercise after cancer and how it  enables you to choose to become and stay active at a level appropriate for you.


  • Dr. Andrea Hagemann, Washington University School of Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology Division
  • Janie Pillai, Physical Therapist-Washington University, School of Medicine
  • Kellie Mathes, Survivor/Go Yoga Express
  • Kate Lorentzen, YMCA