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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Diagnostic Technologies
  • Their Role in Better Understanding Cancer
  • How These Technologies Improve Treatment Decisions
  • Predicting Response to Treatment
  • Novel Targeted Treatments
  • The Benefits of Personalized Care
  • Clinical Trials
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Michael Pins, MD
Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Keith D. Eaton, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Steven J. Isakoff, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C
Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 26, 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.