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Topics Covered

  • What is Personalized Medicine?
  • The Role of Diagnostic Technologies in Understanding Cancer
  • How These Technologies Contribute to Treatment Decisions and Choices
  • Novel Targeted Treatments
  • The Benefits of Personalized Medicine
  • The Important Role of Clinical Trials
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Steven M. Grunberg, MD

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Vermont

Michael Pins, MD

Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Steven J. Isakoff, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C, FAPOS

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 22, 2012.

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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.

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