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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Summary of the Treatment of GIST
  • New Treatment Approaches, including the Role of Targeted Therapy
  • How Clinical Trials Contribute to Treatment Options
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Stress Management Tips
  • Upcoming GIST Awareness Day, Sunday, July 13, 2014
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

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

George D. Demetri, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Director, Ludwig Center at Harvard

Norman J. Scherzer

Executive Director, The Life Raft Group

Sarah Kelly, MSW

Coordinator of Older Adult Services, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on July 9, 2014.

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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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