COVID-19 & Cancer: Taking Care Of Your Mind & Body


Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement (OCHECE) presents a virtual community education and Q & A session titled " COVID-19 & Cancer: Taking Care Of Your Mind & Body."

Hosted over Zoom, this session includes a panel of experts addressing topics related to wellness for cancer patients/survivors, and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our experts will cover the following topics:

Guidance from an oncologist and cancer survivor: Isaac Powell, M.D., Oncologist, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Professor Department of Urology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Coping with stress, anxiety, and grief: Felicity Harper, Ph.D.. Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Program Co-Leader, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute

Accessing support and resources: Larmender Davis, LMSW, Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University, School of Social Work

Community perspectives from the Health Department: Najibah Rehman, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Detroit Health Department)

Financial Support for Cancer Patients and Families: Karmanos Cancer Institute Patient Navigation

Exercise and Fitness: Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer MPH, Ph.D., Professor WSU Department of Oncology, Scientific Director Epidemiology Research Core, Karmanos Cancer Institute

Words of encouragement: Elimelech Goldberg - Rabbi G, Founder & Global Director, Kids Kicking Cancer