Speakers

Keynote Presenters
Kathy D. Miller, MD
Ballve Lantero Professor of Oncology
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Indiana University School of Medicine

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

Associate Director, Clinical Research
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
Indiana University School of Medicine

Kathy D. Miller, MD, is an associate professor and Sheila D. Ward Scholar at Indiana University. She is the author of more than 60 scientific papers, many of which focus on breast cancer biology and treatment.

Dr. Miller has a special interest in new cancer treatments, including clinical trials of biologically based therapies. She was a principal investigator for E2100, the first phase III clinical trial, in women with metastatic breast cancer, to confirm the benefits of anti-angiogenesis, a form of targeted therapy that stops tumors from making new blood vessels.

Dr. Miller is a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board and speaks frequently for many LBBC programs.


Julie LG Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN
Author
cancerdietitian.com
Wellness Director
Cancer Services, Inc.  

Julie Lanford MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, is the wellness director for Cancer Services, a nonprofit in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is a registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist and board certified specialist in oncology nutrition with over 10 years’ experience working in oncology.

Ms. Lanford developed cancerdietitian.com,  a healthy living website for cancer services that translates evidence-based nutrition guidelines into consumer-friendly messages for everyday life. The site reaches thousands of people across the country interested in cancer nutrition, and covers the most current topics on healthy lifestyle in our culture.

Ms. Lanford has written more than 400 articles, has reached over 4,200 subscribers with her e-newsletter and has over 5,000 social media followers. In addition to writing articles, Ms. Lanford provides prevention and survivorship education to a variety of audiences. She has been the cancer nutrition speaker for national nonprofit organizations, including Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Young Survival Coalition, and Stupid Cancer, and has spoken at state-wide and local events. She is an active member of the Oncology Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Ms. Landford’s passion is wellness for cancer prevention and survivorship, and she specializes in making healthy living fun! She enjoys life away from work when she is traveling with her personal “circus,” a husband, 7-year-old daughter, 1-year-old son, and two lively dogs.

Pallav K. Mehta, MD
Director of Integrative Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Pallav K. Mehta, MD, is the director of integrative oncology and director of practice development at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden, New Jersey. He is a medical oncologist/hematologist with expertise and interest in breast cancer and integrative oncology and is board certified in oncology, hematology and integrative medicine. He is a member of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Board of Directors. 

Dr. Mehta previously served as the chief of the division of hematology and oncology and the medical director of the Charles A. and Betty Bott Cancer Center at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania. He has been the cancer liaison physician to the Commission on Cancer and authored several journal articles and clinical trials, in which he has served as a local principal investigator. He also developed a broad integrative medicine initiative aimed at people with cancer.

Dr. Mehta has been invited to speak nationally on the topic of exercise and cancer and serves as a consultant and speaker for several international oncology-related companies pertaining to breast cancer, genetics, and molecular profiling. He is co-author of After Cancer Care: The Definitive Self-Care Guide to Getting and Staying Well for Patients After Cancer.

Breakout Session Presenters
Christine Q. Brennan
Director of Programs
Cancer and Careers

Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP
Department of Psychiatry
Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Betsy Cox
Producer/Director, Red Spark Films
Co-Founder, Whistle Words

Chau T. Dang, MD
Chief, MSK Westchester Medical Oncology Service
Breast Medicine Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pamela Ginsberg, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
The Farm at Doylestown

Sameer Gupta, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Jefferson Medical College

Attending Physician, Hematology/Oncology
Bryn Mawr Hospital

Michael Ham, MSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN
Medical tattooist
Penn Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Penn Medicine & Sauler Institute of Tattooing

Evan B. Katzel, MD
Assistant Professor
Penn Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Penn Medicine

Jennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH, MA
Founder/CEO, Cancer Survivorship Training
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Clinical Oncology
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Director, Cancer Survivorship
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Co-Program, Leader, Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Cancer Risk and Genetic Counseling
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Julie Larson, LCSW
Psychotherapist - Speaker/Educator
Private Practice - New York & Iowa

Reshma L. Mahtani, DO
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sylvester Cancer Center
University of Miami

Charlotte Matthews
Associate Professor
University of Virginia
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Co-Founder, Whistle Words

Fremonta Meyer, MD
Staff Psychiatrist
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mary Rose Mongelli, LMSW
Women's Cancer Program Coordinator
CancerCare

Allison Nilsen, MSW, LCSW
Medical Social Worker
Celtic Healthcare

Gina M. Smith, PT, CLT
Oncology Rehabilitation/Manager
Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Philadelphia
Cancer Treatment Centers of America