Addressing Psychosocial Needs of Melanoma Survivors

Living with melanoma is emotionally stressful, no matter which side of the challenge you are on. Melanoma has more than a physical impact when living with the disease. It’s also a significant source of emotional distress, anxiety, and depression—both during treatment and after.

Our new program, “Beyond the Clinic: Living Well With Melanoma,” will feature topics seldom discussed in the exam room but essential to patients and their families during and beyond treatment. Led by the Director of Cancer Survivorship for Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, Raymond Liu, M.D., Beyond the Clinic: Living Well With Melanoma is a monthly live webinar designed to support patients’ and families’ emotional needs.

If you miss a program, don’t worry; we record our sessions so you can watch or listen to them at a time that works for you. You can view past webinars here.

Raymond Liu, M.D., is a medical oncologist at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, and serves as the Director of Research at The Permanente Medical Group’s Hematology-Oncology service line, overseeing hematology and cancer research. Dr. Liu has a research interest in implementation science with special emphasis on cancer survivorship and the care journey. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications on a variety of oncology topics.

Dr. Liu received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Liu is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

October 6, 2021
7:00 PM (ET)
Managing the Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Special Guest: Sarah C. Reed, PhD, MSW, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Social Work, CSUS, Specialty: Psychosocial Issues in Cancer Survivorship and Serious Illness

Sarah Reed is an assistant professor in the Division of Social Work at the California State University, Sacramento.  Her research focuses on vulnerable populations and issues of health inequities, including the effect of health transitions on mental health, particularly in cancer survivors.

Reed’s ongoing work examines psychosocial concerns; specifically, fear of cancer recurrence and health behaviors in cancer survivors—addressing a significant gap in our understanding of the psychosocial health and related needs of the growing population of cancer survivors.  She collaborates with a range of interprofessional researchers on projects aimed to improve health outcomes of patients with cancer.

She has been a clinical social worker for two decades, most recently in the Adult Survivorship Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.  There, Reed developed and managed psychosocial survivorship care and programs. Her professional experience also includes work in gynecologic oncology, end-of-life and hospice care, crisis psychiatric assessment and evaluation, and HIV adolescent case management.

Reed earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and American Racial and Multicultural Studies from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.  She completed a Master of Social Work, Master of Public Health and graduate certificates in Women’s Studies and Maternal and Child Heath from the University of Washington and her doctoral degree from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. As part of her graduate training, Reed was the recipient of several fellowships including Professors for the Future and the Maternal and Child Health Training Fellowship through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Reed has been published in Psycho-Oncology, the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, the Journal of Oncology Practice and the Journal of Cancer Education, among others, and her work received national media coverage from the Associated Press and NPR, among other news outlets.

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time:  7:00 PM (ET)| 6:00 PM (CT) | 5:00 PM (MT) | 4:00 PM (PT)
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Location:  This is a free, virtual, live presentation (register below)