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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Renal Cell Cancer
  • Current Standard of Care and New Treatment Approaches
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
  • Managing Side Effects and Pain
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

David F. McDermott, MD
Director, Biologic Therapy Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Eric Jonasch, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, Director, VHL Clinical Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC
Supervisor, Clinical Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Caroline Edlund, MSW, OSW-C
Clinical Coordinator of Online Services, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 14, 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.