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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Summary of the Treatment of GIST
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • How Clinical Trials Contribute to Treatment Options
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

George D. Demetri, MD
Director, Ludwig Center at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and Sarcoma Center, Quick Family Senior Investigator in Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jeffrey D. Wayne, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgical Oncology, Division of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Associate Medical Director, Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center
Michael C. Heinrich, MD
Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, Section Chief, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Portland VAMC
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C
Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on February 3, 2011.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.