Magnifying critical conversations
The Alliance's CRCtalks web series is an interactive dialogue where patients and caregivers feel heard and supported.
Leading experts in colorectal cancer care and treatment participate to amplify the types of conversations they have one-on-one in treatment centers.
Attend to ask questions, take part in polls, and learn more about navigating colorectal cancer.
Registration is free and required for all CRCtalks.
🕐 1 pm ET on Monday, October 30
Join Matthew Loscalzo, L.C.S.W., as he highlights the fears and struggles common among colorectal cancer patients and shares ways to have open and compassionate conversations about them.
For more than three decades, Matthew has worked tirelessly to change the culture of treatment beyond simply curing disease. Currently at City of Hope, and previously at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins University, Matthew has advocated for the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of patients, loved ones, and caregivers.
Register now to:
- Cultivate your courage: Learn how to foster the strength to engage in honest and courageous conversations with loved ones, while tackling the stigma and shame associated with colorectal cancer symptoms like incontinence or sexual dysfunction.
- Embrace your compassion: Show empathy and understanding towards yourself and others affected by CRC, addressing concerns and fears with kindness and connection.
- Enhance your inner strengths: Recognize and build upon your existing internal strengths, and make a conscious decision to live proudly in every moment, as guided by your personal values.
Matthew is the Executive Director of the Transformation Office and a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope, a top-rated and NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. He is also a Fellow with the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and a member of the International Psychosocial Oncology Society and the Association of Oncology Social Workers.
Join Jennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH, MA, of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, to learn about the strategies and resources you can use to protect your health and well-being in survivorship. Dr. Klemp will discuss topics including recurrence monitoring, germline testing, and self-care.