Throughout the year the CHTN Western staff meets weekly to discuss pertinent organizational information. Within the last year staff presentations were added to give staff the ability to grow their knowledge and presentation skills. Also, during periods new staff being added, training meetings will be added weekly to give the new staff a better understanding of operations.


During the bi-weekly Lab Meetings, we have different staff members present on topics related to our work. It has served as a great opportunity for staff to advance their presentation skills, while providing knowledge to the CHTN Western staff.

Click on the images below to view the Power Point presentations. Please check back periodically for additional presentations.

HPV tumors & Head and Neck Cancers by Brittney Fain

This is a brief overview of description of HPV, the vaccine, and HPV positive head and neck cancer.


Staging and Grading of Cancers by Haleigh Nelson

A presentation on the different systems of staging and grading and how they are used for different cancers. It indicates the importance of having a uniform staging system for all cancers.

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Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia by Kelsey Shaffer

This presentation includes basic information on what childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia is as well as how to diagnose, stage and treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


Neuroblastoma by Alle Crider

This presentation includes some basic information about a cancer, Neuroblastoma, that is seen in children usually under the age of five.  It includes topics such as statistics, staging, and treatment options.


Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease) by Kiley Wease

The signs, treatment, staging and grading of lymphoma focusing on Hodgkin Disease specifically.

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Polycythemia by Grace Ordung

​The complications of having Polycytemia.


Targeted Cancer Therapies by Linda Sircy

A summary of how cancer treatments are evolving from using the same methods to treat different cancers to tailoring treatments to individual patients using molecular and genetic techniques.


Skin Cancer by Stephanie Shelton

Statistics, Signs and Staging of Skin Cancer

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Carcinoma of the Prostate by Ishan Parikh

This presentation includes some basic information on cancer, prostate cancer, and staging and grading related to prostate cancer.


Cancer Registries by Ishan Parikh

This presentation talks about how cancer statistics are kept up to date, the use of cancer registries and outlines a few local, national and global registries.

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Prostate Treatments by Ishan Parikh

This presentation goes a little more in-depth into prostate cancer with ways to diagnose and the multiple treatment options available.

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Pediatric Brain Tumors by Aunshka Collins

Pediatric brain tumors are the second most common type of cancer seen in children.  This presentation gives the reader insight into the atmosphere of being diagnosed with the primary solid tumor of the central nervous system as a child.

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Ocular Melanoma by Stephanie Shelton

The signs, testing and treatment of Ocular Melanoma


Progeria by Anne Campbell

Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome is a progeria disease that causes accelerated aging in young children after infancy.  Currently, scientists are in the clinical trial stage with FTIs to work towards finding a cure for Progeria in children. 


Autopsies by Stephanie Shelton

An overview of the performing and understanding of autopsies for Clinical and Forensic purposes.


Bladder Cancer by Ishan Parikh

This presentation includes some basic information on the facts, risk, staging and treatment of Bladder Cancer. 


Oncoviruses by Cari Jennings

An oncovirus is a special type of virus that is capable of causing cancer.  In this presentation, you will find a brief overview of each of the seven known oncoviruses, the cancers they cause, who they tend to infect and what treatment/prevention options are available.


Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) by Anne Campbell

A quick look at the characteristics and genetic makeup of the two types of PKD; Autosomal Recessive and Autosomal Dominant.


Pancreatic Cancer by Linda Sircy

A brief overview of the statistics, characteristics, symptoms, staging/grading and treatments for Pancreatic Cancer.


Spinal Cord Tumors by Aunshka Collins

This presentations beings with an overview of the central nervous system and how spinal cord tumors develop.

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For about four weeks time, we had training meetings with some of the CHTN Western employees to go over clinical trials, biomarkers and prognostic indicators, neoadjuvant vs. adjuvant, prostate vs. ovarian staging, and normal vs. cancer images. Each staff member that attended was required to put together a PPT and present to the rest of the group. Below is a compilation of the PPTs presented. 

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