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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Metastatic Breast Cancer and Current Standard of Care
  • New Treatment Approaches and Clinical Trials
  • How Clinical Research Improves Your Care
  • Diagnostic Testing and Technologies: Why They Are Important
  • The Role of Personalized Medicine
  • Goals of Care
  • Side Effects and Pain Management
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team About Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Charles L. Loprinzi, MD
Regis Professor of Breast Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Generosa Grana, MD
Medical Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Division Head, Hematology & Medical Oncology, The Cooper Health System, Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
V. K. Gadi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, University of Washington, Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Allison Nilsen, MSW
Coordinator, Women’s Cancers Program, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on October 11, 2013.

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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.