Cancer Connect

Executive EditorCharles H. Weaver, MD, is a former cancer researcher, developer of the Physician Practice Management industry and pioneer of Internet-based cancer education. Dr. Weaver received his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania, National Institutes of Health and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  As Chief Medical Officer of a oncology physician network he created the clinical trials program developed cancer treatment strategies and pathways, and oversaw physician and patient education.

Founded in 1998 has been providing award-winning, educational content and Applications in oncology for ~ 20 years. By combining information and a social community now used by oncology clinics and leading cancer centers including Dana Farber and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers CancerConnect provides cancer patients and their caregivers a unique destination to seek information, support, and inspiration.

Dr. Weaver is significantly involved with Cancer Advocacy, Education and Womens Health issues, having appeared on The Today Show to discuss these issues.  He has written extensively on all aspects of cancer management, and is the Executive Editor and Publisher of Women Magazine, a quarterly magazine dedicated to covering cancer prevention, treatment and wellness issues for all women.

Dr. Weavers initial clinical research interests included stem cell transplantation in breast cancer and lymphomas where he authored ~ 75 articles in major medical journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplantation and the New England Journal of Medicine.  He has given grand rounds and lectured internationally on stem cell treatments at The University of London, The University of Heidelberg, Duke, Stanford, Georgetown, and over 100 other cancer centers.

Contributing Physician Authors, Experts & Advisors

  • Breast Cancer
    • Catheryn M. Yashar, MD UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
    • David M. Hyams, Desert Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Reconstruction
    • Andrea L. Pusic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Brain Tumors
    • Philip H. Gutin, Department of Neurosurgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Cancer and Fertility Options for Women
    • Joanne Kelvin, RN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Nadeem Abu-Rustum, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Larissa K. F. Temple, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Colorectal Cancers
    • Andrew Kennedy, Radiation Oncologist, Sarah Cannon
    • Mark Kozloff, University of Chicago
    • Howard Hochster, Yale School of Medicine
  • Complementary Therapies
    • Barrie Cassileth, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Leukemias and Stem Cell Transplant
    • Dean Buckner, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
  • Lymphedema
    • Stephen Edge, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    • Kathleen Fassl, PT Co-Director Lymphedema Management Services, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Liver Cancer
    • Boris Kuvshinoff II
    • Renuka Iyer, Co-Directors of the Liver and Pancreatic Tumor Center at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
    • Ruben Mesa, Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
    • Steven M. Horwitz, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Ovarian Cancer
    • Ursula A. Matulonis, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Womens Cancer Center, Susan F. Smith Center for Womens Cancers
  • Prostate Cancer
    • Neal D. Shore, Carolina Urologic Research Center
    • John P. Mulhall, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

About OMNI Health Media:  OMNI Health Media is a leading print and digital developer and publisher of consumer health information. By incorporating content expertise with social media and Web-based programming, OMNI is uniquely qualified to develop and distribute multi-media health education content and social media programming for a variety of health conditions.

Originally established in 1998 as a cancer patient education resource, OMNI has consistently expanded its platform by integrating technologic advances with its health information content, applications and services. OMNI has been recognized for producing award-winning, multi-media content that reaches over 1.5 million health information seekers in English, Japanese, and Spanish every month.  OMNI currently produces digital health content and web applications in oncology, urology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal conditions, and womens health.

The mission of OMNI Health Media is to connect individuals with the most current, comprehensive health information and with others in similar situations. OMNI uses a variety of platforms including online, print, video, social media, and live interactive Web chats to connect and empower individuals to better manage their health conditions.

OMNI Health Media publishes Women magazine,,, theGIConnection,, and The Web Chat with the Expert interactive series featuring leading thought leaders from Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Roswell Park, Dana Farber,  Johns Hopkins, Yale, and other prominent health centers.

OMNI content and programming has been independently reviewed by multiple physician practices and hospitals, and endorsed by the National Patient Advocate Foundation and the Oncology Nursing Society. Furthermore, has been awarded the World Wide Web Health Awards Gold Award for patient education and information excellence. The Gold Award is the highest possible award bestowed on such sites. was named one of the top 5 oncology websites by Oncology Net Guide. Perhaps the biggest vote of confidence for OMNI content and programming is the fact that it has been used by over 250 hospitals, clinics, and advocacy groups including The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, The Susan Komen Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Roswell Park and leading physician practices and networks like The West Clinic, Texas Oncology, and other leading community practices from coast to coast.

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