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Suzänne Taylor PhD, MBA, OTR/L

Suzänne Taylor PhD Instructor Bio:
Suzänne Taylor, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, has extensive experience in oncology rehabilitation including providing direct therapy interventions and presenting on state, regional, and national levels. Dr. Taylor has dedicated her career to furthering oncology rehabilitation education, research, and program development. Her clinical practice included working in areas of surgical oncology, otolaryngology, hematology and medical oncology, bone marrow transplant, and palliative care. She provided therapy services from diagnosis through end-of-life in both acute care and outpatient settings. Dr. Taylor also has multi-facility management experience including supervision of therapy teams and oversight of operations. Now an oncology researcher in the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Taylor is leading the development of a community-based oncology rehabilitation program for the greater Richmond, Virginia area. In addition, she created and maintains the website: www.OToncology.org as a means of organizing and disseminating information for therapists working in oncology.

Suzänne Taylor PhD's Continuing Education Courses

Understanding Cancer: Foundational Knowledge for Therapists

Understanding Cancer: Foundational Knowledge for Therapists

When treating cancer survivors, it is necessary to have a foundational understanding of oncology. Beginning with a history of cancer and an overview of etiologies, Dr. Suzänne Taylor provides definitions of basic oncology terminology and… Read Morearrow_right

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Cancer Treatments and Side Effects: What Therapists Need to Know

Cancer Treatments and Side Effects: What Therapists Need to Know

Clinicians who work with cancer survivors must have an understanding of how cancer and the associated treatments cause a changing trajectory of physical and cognitive abilities. In this course, Dr. Suzänne Taylor provides an overview of… Read Morearrow_right

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Oncologic Emergencies: Considerations for Therapists

Oncologic Emergencies: Considerations for Therapists

Oncologic emergencies are defined as an acute and potentially life-threatening event caused by cancer or the associated treatments. While some of these may take months to develop, others may manifest in just hours. With the improved ability… Read Morearrow_right

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Oncology Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function for Cancer Survivors

Oncology Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function for Cancer Survivors

Advances in oncology care have led to greater numbers of cancer survivors living much longer after diagnosis. Unfortunately cancer and cancer treatments can negatively impact literally every aspect of the person including physiological,… Read Morearrow_right

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Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Quiet & Lingering Thief of Function

Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Quiet & Lingering Thief of Function

Research shows that nearly all cancer survivors experience a type of fatigue that does not easily resolve, is chronic in nature, and negatively impacts their physical and cognitive tolerance for activities. This fatigue is referred to as… Read Morearrow_right

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Cancer-Related Cognitive Dysfunction: Addressing the Impacts

Cancer-Related Cognitive Dysfunction: Addressing the Impacts

Often described as having difficulty with paying attention or concentration, difficulty with short-term memory, and feeling forgetful, cancer-related cognitive dysfunction (CRCD) affects up to 75% of cancer survivors. Up to 35% of these… Read Morearrow_right

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