Our FREE Melanoma Information Session webinar offers you an opportunity to learn current and new treatments presented by an oncologist, and coping  strategies on how to manage the emotional side of cancer during COVID-19.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time: Meeting room opens at 6:15 p.m.
Presentations: 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Q&A Period: 7:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Rays of Hope – Melanoma Treatment in 2020
Dr. Elaine McWhirter MD, MSc., FRCPC

Medical Oncologist, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Assistant Professor, McMaster University, Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology Services Read Full Bio

Melanoma Treatment Updates

Dr. Roochi Arora, MD, FRCPC

Clinical Researcher, Juravinski Cancer Centre Read Full Bio

Dealing with melanoma during a pandemic

Margo Kennedy, MSW, RSW

Oncology Social Worker, Department of Supportive Care | Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

My Melanoma Journey
Stage 3c Melanoma Patient Heather Hogendoorn

Question and Answer Period



Dr. Elaine McWhirter MD, MSc., FRCPC

Medical Oncologist, Juravinski Cancer Centre
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology

Dr McWhirter is a Staff Medical Oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC) in Hamilton, and an Associate Professor at McMaster University.  She is the Chair of the Melanoma/Skin Disease Site Team at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. She received her BSc, MSc (Microbiology) and Medical degrees from the University of Toronto.  Training in Medical Oncology continued in Toronto; she completed a fellowship in Investigational New Drugs at Princess Margaret Hospital.  Her interests include New Drug Development in Melanoma and Gastrointestinal Cancers, and melanoma prevention.  Professional Memberships include the Melanoma Executive Committee of the National Cancer Institute, and the Melanoma Disease Site Group of the Cancer Care Ontario Program in Evidence-Based Care. She is the local PI on a number of international clinical trials in melanoma and GI malignancies.

Dr. Roochi Arora

Melanoma Clinical and Research Fellow at the Juravinski Cancer Centre

Dr. Roochi Arora is a final year breast cancer and melanoma clinical and research fellow at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. She completed her medical school training at the University of Alberta, followed by residency training in internal medicine and medical oncology at McMaster University. She is currently completing her fellowship in breast cancer and melanoma, as well as her Masters of Health Sciences Education. Her research interests include learner and patient education, as well as the integration of technology in education.

Margo Kennedy  MSW, RSW  

Oncology Social Worker, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Margo is an Oncology Social Worker at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario, working mainly with the leukemia outpatient site. She provides supports and counselling to patients and families through all stages of their cancer journey.  Working within the department of Supportive Care has provided a deep appreciation for the many stresses, barriers and challenges that patients often encounter.  Margo has been a social worker for over 20 years. Previous to working in the cancer care sector, she worked extensively in the violence against women field, at Toronto Western Hospital, and at various community agencies.  She is a graduate of University of Toronto with a Master of Social Work degree, and of York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is a committed board member of the Melanoma Network of Canada.

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