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Saint Clare’s Presents Dial-Up Seminar: Living with Late and Long-Term Effects of Chemotherapy


March 1, 2011

Free series, Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer, supports cancer survivors, patients

Community members can learn about managing the long-term effects of chemotherapy from the comfort of their homes or offices on March 17 at 1 p.m. ET. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

Living with Late and Long-Term Effects of Chemotherapy is part of the Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series. Participants listen to medical experts via phone, view presentations on their computers and have an opportunity to ask questions.

The March seminar will cover:

  • Placing greater emphasis on the health care problems that follow cancer treatment
  • A look back: The development of chemotherapy and biotherapy
  • Common late and long-term effects following treatment

Living with Late and Long-Term Effects of Chemotherapy will be presented by Marilyn Kile, APRN, AOCN, oncology nurse practitioner at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb. Kile is the coordinator and educator for the family risk assessment program for hereditary cancer. Additionally, she is the research council chair and serves on the cancer committee, performance improvement council, oncology clinical effectiveness team and the pain initiative committee. Kile is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

“The cancer experience goes far beyond treatment,” said Serena Schmitz, Saint Clare’s Health System’s oncology services director. “The Strong and Smart series explores the issues and topics most important to cancer survivors, patients and their families. It also brings them together with others facing similar challenges. People can access this information and make these connections without having to travel to the presentation.”

The Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series is presented by Saint Clare’s Health System. This education series is offered in collaboration with other Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. A goal of the series is to make education and information more readily available to a greater number of cancer patients in our community.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.  For more information about Saint Clare’s Health System, please visit

Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.

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