Group 2E: Breast & Pan-Cancers; Symptoms & Survivorship; Underserved Populations
Wednesday, June 14
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time (US/New York)
The menopause after cancer study: A multimodal technology assisted intervention for the management of menopausal symptoms after cancer
Poster author Fionán Donohoe, M.D. will attend this session
Mentor: Katie Edick
Katie Edick has been living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) since 2016. She has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 21 years.
Katie has volunteered with Little Pink Houses of Hope leading yearly retreats for families going through breast cancer. She provides mentoring to other MBC patients through Imerman Angels. Katie is engaging more with patient advocacy through sharing her story on local news programs, senate hearing committees, and podcasts to help educate and advocate for legislation and research to support families going through a breast cancer diagnosis. Currently, she is the social media coordinator for the Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition. She sits on two different workgroup committees in Michigan’s Department of Health & Human Services for young women with breast cancer; the advisory committee and the metastatic breast cancer committee. She attended the NBCC Advocate Leadership Summit and engaged with local legislators during that campaign, and has attended the annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Conference for three years. Check out her blog at terminallyjoyful.com.
Scientist: Claire Conley, Ph.D.
Claire Conley is a clinical psychologist with a special focus on the experiences of people living with cancer. She obtained her PhD in clinical health psychology from the Ohio State University in 2018. Claire went on to complete post-doctoral training at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Georgetown University.
Claire’s research broadly focuses on psychosocial issues across the cancer continuum, from prevention to end-of-life. Key themes of her work include: (1) quality of life and survivorship issues in breast cancer, (2) prevention and early detection among those at increased risk for breast cancer; and (3) reducing cancer-related health disparities. Dr. Conley’s research aims to promote health behavior change and improve quality of life in the context of cancer, with the ultimate goal of developing and testing interventions to improve quality of life for people at risk for and living with cancer. She has received research funding from the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.