Understanding your diagnosis
Produced in collaboration with the National Pancreas Foundation.
Support for this patient education program was provided by Celgene.
CancerCoachLive and the National Pancreas Foundation are pleased to present a new educational video program for families managing pancreatic cancer. Learn from specialists about:
- The biology, diagnosis, and stages of pancreatic cancer
- Different treatment options available for advanced pancreatic cancer
- The risks of and strategies to treat and manage relapse
- Techniques and tips to minimize side effects and maximize quality of life
Register to watch the program on-demand.
Treatment options for pancreatic cancer
What to do if cancer comes back after treatment
Minimize side effects, and maximize quality of life
Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD, is the Section Head for Hepatopancreaticobiliary and Neuroendocrine Cancers, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, associate director for clinical research at the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer and an attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her research initiatives include integration of molecular and genetic-based therapies for the treatment of pancreas cancer, along with development of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapies and identification of biomarkers that maybe used to select therapy. Dr O’Reilly is the principal investigator of multiple trials in pancreas cancer and has authored/co-authored over 250 articles, editorials, and book chapters.
Christi M. Walsh, MSN, CRNP
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Christi Marie Walsh, MSN, CRNP, is an acute care nurse practitioner and a transplant coordinator at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a nurse practitioner in the Department of Surgical Oncology (specializing in pancreatic surgery) and the Pancreatitis Center, coordinator for the Pancreas Islet Cell Autotransplantation Program, and community outreach coordinator for the Department of Surgery Advanced Practice Team. Additionally, Ms Walsh is chair of the National Pancreas Foundation's National Capital Region Chapter. She is co-author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on pancreatic disease, and is active in pancreatic cancer research, education, and fundraising. Ms Walsh earned her BSN and MSN from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Joseph M. Titlebaum
National Pancreas Foundation
Joseph Titlebaum is an entrepreneur, attorney, and digital media/tech executive. He has served as the chairman of the board of directors of the National Pancreas Foundation, which supports scientific research, patient education, and medical education relating to diseases of the pancreas, like pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Mr Titlebaum currently serves as the general counsel of Rivada Networks, a development stage broadband telecommunications company, and actively advises and invests in various tech and media start-ups. He previously served as the general counsel of a national broadcast/cable television network, and was the longtime general counsel of XM Satellite Radio. Mr Titlebaum is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School and resides in Bethesda, Maryland.