Life After Cancer (Zoom)
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In this multidisciplinary talk conducted virtually, Ellen Ronnen, MD with Betsy Dubov, RD, MS, and Katherine Schaible, MSW, LSW will conduct a comprehensive review of maintaining a healthy life after cancer. Topics include:
- The role of survivorship visits in post-chemotherapy care
- Exercise recommendations after completing chemotherapy
- Importance of post chemotherapy appointments to monitor for recurrence
- Tips on healthy eating after chemotherapy
- How to optimize one's mental health after completing cancer treatment
Please note, the doctors presenting will not be able to offer personal medical advice to attendees during this program.
Betsy R. Dubov, RD MS is a registered dietitian and has been practicing nutrition education for over 30 years in many different capacities. She did her undergraduate training in Foods and Nutrition at New York University and her dietetic internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Ill. This internship included both clinical and administrative training. After she became an RD she worked as a clinical dietitian for several years at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She then began working as an outpatient nutritionist in a variety of settings that included health management organizations, physician’s offices, and diabetes outpatient centers. During this time, Betsy completed a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Education from Queens College of the City University of New York. Betsy developed educational materials and curriculums for diabetes and weight management outpatient programs. In the year 2003, Betsy became a Family and Consumer Science teacher licensed by the State of New Jersey and taught a variety of culinary and nutrition education courses at East Brunswick High School. Throughout this time she maintained her private nutrition practice and in 2007 decided that she would like to pursue nutrition consulting and at that time she also acted as an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University and has been part of an ongoing research project at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick.
Ellen Ronnen, MD went into her field because she was intrigued with the science behind oncology and valued that practicing oncology often created long-term relationships with the people she treated. She attended the Albert Einsten College of Medicine, where she obtained her medical degree, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at New York University Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology.
Katherine Schaible is a licensed social worker and joined CSCCNJ in 2015. She is responsible for the daily operations of CSCCNJ’s comprehensive program of support. Over the years, Katherine has facilitated and expanded the School-Based Support Program, and other outreach initiatives for families from minority and vulnerable communities in New Jersey. She is bilingual and provides individual counseling to CSCCNJ’s participants in both English and Spanish. She also facilitates support groups including the Bereavement, Gynecological, and Living with Advanced Cancer Support Groups. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Siena College and a Masters in Social Work from Boston University with a specialization in Group Dynamics and Trauma-Informed Practice. Prior to joining CSCCNJ, Katherine lived for two years in Ecuador, South America where she founded and operated an after-school program for neglected and abused children. She draws on this expertise every day in her role at CSCCNJ as the main point-of-contact for participants and in her role managing outreach efforts to diverse communities impacted by cancer.