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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Mouth Sores, Mouth Pain and Mucositis
  • Current Standard of Care and New Treatment Options
  • Managing Pain and Discomfort
  • Caring for Mouth Sores, Teeth, Gums and Mouth
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team About Mucositis
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, FDS RCSEd

Professor, Division of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Chair, Program in Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Connecticut Health Center


Charles L. Loprinzi, MD

Regis Professor of Breast Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


Melinda Bivins, RD, CSO, LD

Clinical Dietitian, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Glenn Meuche, MSW

Clinical Coordinator, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 27, 2011.

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