Past Chats

Check out our past live web chats with doctors from Emory Healthcare and the Winship Cancer Institute!

Breast Cancer Live Chat Transcript

October 4, 2011 – Dr. Toncred Styblo

An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of breast cancer. Dr. Styblo answers breast cancer risk, prevention diagnosis and treatment questions and discusses various breast cancer topics.


Lung Cancer Live Chat Transcript

November 17, 2011 – Dr. Owonikoko, Dr. Higgins

Did you know that not all lung cancers are the same? And nor should their treatments. Check out the transcript from our web chat with Dr. Taofeek Owonikoko, Medical Oncologist and Dr. Kristin Higgins, Radiation Oncologist.


HPV & Cervical Cancer Chat Transcript

January 18, 2012 – Dr. Rossi, Dr. Khanna

Dr. Peter Rossi & Dr. Namita Khanna hosted a live chat on cervical cancer & HPV. They covered everything you need to know about cervical cancer, including prevention and the role of HPV vaccine, along with diagnosis and treatment options.


Lymphedema Awareness Chat Transcript

March 6, 2012 – Stephanie Kirkpatrick

Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Lymphedema Specialist at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University hosted an online chat to answer questions on Lymphedema risk, risk reduction, treatment, and prevention in honor of Lymphedema “D” (Awareness) Day. Check out the transcript!


Colorectal Chat Transcript

March 20, 2012 – Dr. Bassel El-Rayes & Dr. Roberd Bostick

In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Roberd Bostick and Dr. Bassel El-Rayes held an online chat to answer questions on colorectal cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options. Check out the transcript!


Nutrition to Fight Cancer Chat Transcript

April 11, 2012 – Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD hosts discussion about the important roles that eating habits and diet play in cancer treatment and survival.


Melanoma Chat Transcript

May 14, 2012 – Dr.  Suephy Chen

In summer months, many people spend more time outside enjoying the warm weather. However, it is important to know that increased sun exposure has its consequences. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with about one-million new cases every year. Check out the transcript from a live discussion about melanoma with Dr. Suephy Chen, Assistant Professor Dermatology and Director of the Dermatology Clinical and Outcomes Research Unit.


Role of Support Groups in Survivorship Chat Transcript

June 20, 2012 – Joan Giblin, NP/Director of Survivorship – Winship Cancer Institute

Patients at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University are considered cancer survivors from day one. Every day, every hour lived with cancer is a story of survivorship. Because cancer survivors are increasingly living longer and fuller lives, Winship has developed a survivorship program to help you navigate your new role as “survivor.” On June 20, 2012, Joan Giblin, NP, director of Winship’s Survivorship Program, discussed survivorship, coping with cancer and the myriad of survivor support programs, tools and resources available to help patients and those supporting them on their survivorship journeys.


Cancer Survivorship and Intimacy Chat Transcript

July 18, 2012 – Alice Mullins, LCSW/Social Worker – Winship Cancer Institute

Cancer treatments can wreak havoc on a patient’s body and mind, thus impacting how they feel about affection and intimacy. Because this is such a typically under-addressed issue on July 18,2012 Alice Mullins, LCSW, a Social Worker from the Winship Cancer Institute, discussed intimacy and solutions to help couples re-ignite their bond.


Graft vs. Host Disease Management Chat

August 8, 2012 – Jillian Deppa, RD/LD & Joy McCall, LMSW – Winship Cancer Institute

In our most recent chat for our cancer survivorship series we focused on the specific topic of Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD). Patients with GVHD must pay special attention to nutrition and take supportive care measures to managing this disease. On August 8, Joy McCall, LMSW and Jillian Deppa, RD, LD  of the Winship Cancer Institute led the discussion regarding GVHD.


Breast Cancer Chat with Heather Pinkerton, BSN

October 16, 2012 – Heather Pinkerton, RN, BSN, OCN and Emory Navigator for Emory Breast Center

The American Cancer Society estimated that for 2012, a total of 229,060 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed in both men and women. In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, participants joined Heather Pinkerton, RN, BSN, OCN and Nurse Navigator for the Emory Breast Center, during our live web breast cancer chat. Heather was available to answer questions on everything from diagnosis of breast cancer to survivorship.


Lung Cancer Chat with Dr. Suresh Ramalingam

November 27, 2012 – Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Professor and Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology from Winship Cancer Institute

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. However, if detected early and depending on the type and stage of the disease, lung cancer can be treated. On, November 27, 2012, Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, Professor and Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, hosted a live online chat answering your questions about lung cancer.


Healthy Holiday Eating Tips with Tiffany Barrett, RD

December 11, 2012 – Tiffany Barrett, Registered Dietician of Winship Cancer Institute

It’s important for everyone to know how to make healthy choices when it comes to nutrition and exercise, but it is especially important for cancer survivors. According to the National Cancer Institute, an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of his or her life. Understanding the role nutrition plays before, during, and after cancer treatment is crucial. Recommendations about food and eating for cancer patients can be very different from the usual suggesstions for healthful eating. So be proactive this holiday season and check out the wonderful advice, Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD, from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, gave during a live chat on how to manage the urge to splurge during the holiday season and beyond.


HPV and Head & Neck Cancer with Dr. Mark El-Deiry

January 24, 2013 – Mark El-Deiry, Emory Otolaryngologist

Emory Otolaryngologist, Dr. Mark El-Deiry, conducted an online web chat on HPV and Head & Neck Cancer. He was available to answer questions regarding Human Papillomavirus and Head and Neck Cancer including: what is HPV related head and neck cancers, how can I get tested for HPV, what are the signs and symptoms, treatment and on the research being done to prevent future HPV caused head and neck cancer.


Effects of Chemo and Radiation on Cancer Survivors

February 19, 2013 – Stephanie Zimmerman, Cancer Survivor

Stephanie Zimmerman, a childhood cancer survivor, conducted a chat and discussed how chemo and radiation effect cancer survivors. Stephanie shared her story and provided valuable information on how to cope with other health concerns that may arise after successful cancer treatment.


Colon Cancer with Dr. El Rayes

March 12, 2013 – Bassel El-Rayes, MD, Associate Professor, Hematology & Oncology

March is national awareness month for colorectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, “excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.” On, March 12, 2013, Dr. El-Rayes was available to answer questions about Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University’s approach to diagnosing and treating colorectal cancer.


Skin Cancer with Dr. Keith Delman

May 29, 2013 – Keith Delman, MD, Surgical Oncology

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University physician, Keith Delman, MD, conducted an online web chat on melanoma and other skin cancers. He was available to provide answers to the following questions:
-How to prevent melanoma and skin cancer
-Signs of melanoma and skin cancer
-Treatment options for melanoma and skin cancer
-The latest research on the horizon


Biology of Cancer Chat with Gregg Orloff, PhD

August 6, 2013 – Gregg Orloff, PhD - Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Gregg Orloff, Ph.D, recently held an online chat on the topic of the biology of cancer. Gregg answered questions such as:

• What is the role of infectious organisms like viruses in cancer?
• Why does cancer spread?
• How does cancer spread
• Why do cancer drugs not always work?


Prostate Cancer Chat with Dr. Martin Sanda

August 6, 2013 – Gregg Orloff, PhD - Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Martin Sanda, Chairman of Emory’s Department of Urology, recently hosted an online web chat to discuss “Prostate Cancer.” Dr. Sanda answered questions about how to prevent prostate cancer, the latest screening recommendations, symptoms of prostate cancer, as well as the latest treatment options. Check out the transcript!


Multiple Myeloma Chat with Dr. Jonathan Kaufman

March 11, 2014 – Jonathan Kaufman, MD - Winship Cancer Institute

While still a relatively uncommon cancer, multiple myeloma has recently received some attention surrounding the diagnosis of popular news reporter, Tom Brokaw. Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that affects the plasmas cells in the bone marrow. To learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, check out the transcript from a live web chat with Winship at Emory’s Jonathan Kaufman, MD.

2 Responses to “Past Chats”

  1. Tina Harmon says:

    is there a transcript of the breast cancer live chat?