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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Lung Cancer and Current Standard of Care
  • The Role of Chemotherapy, Radiation Oncology and Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • The Role of Precision Medicine in Informing Treatment Decisions
  • How Clinical Trials Contribute to Treatment Options
  • Managing Side Effects and Pain
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality of Life Concerns
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Justin F. Gainor, MD

Instructor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Maria Werner-Wasik, MD

Professor, Residency Program Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Joan Hope Elizondo, RD, LD

Adult Weight Management Certified, Senior Clinical Dietitian in Outpatient Thoracic Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT

Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fitness Coordinator, Integrative Medicine Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sarah Kelly, MSW

Older Adult Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 24, 2015.

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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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