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Colon Cancer Symptom Management Webinar Available as an Archive

January 27, 2010

Were you torn between listening to the State of the Union and participating in the free webinar on symptom management in colorectal cancer, featuring Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Dr. Barbara Murphy? Hearing the state of our nation won out?

No worries. The webinar will be available for listening at your convenience as an archive. Registration to listen to the archive is required.

Murphy, associate professor of Medicine, discussed efforts to improve colorectal cancer care during the free live webinar on January 27. Topics included symptom management issues both during treatment and after therapy ends, including pain, neuropathy, skin rash, digestive issues, fatigue, “chemo brain” and mouth sores.

Murphy is director of the Cancer Supportive Care Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which provides services for patients with challenging symptom control issues. She chairs the Pain and Symptom Management Program Research Team, a multi-disciplinary group of investigators representing numerous schools, divisions and departments within Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The research team is dedicated to investigating symptom control, functional, psychiatric and quality of life issues facing cancer patients and their families. In addition, she serves as clinical director for the Supportive Care Clinic, which provides services for patients with challenging symptom control issues.

The webinar was presented by the Colon Cancer Alliance in partnership with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

To register for access to the archived webinar, call toll-free 1 (877) 422-2030 or visit