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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Gastric Cancer, Including Diagnosis & Staging
  • Current Standard of Care, Including Chemotherapy
  • New Treatment Approaches & the Role of Targeted Treatment & Immunotherapy
  • Precision Medicine: Predicting Response to Treatment
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • How Research Contributes to Treatment Options
  • Controlling Treatment Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort, & Pain
  • The Importance of Communicating with Your Health Care Team About Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments including: Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Appointments & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Geoffrey Y. Ku, MD

Associate Attending Physician, Head, Esophagogastric Section, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service and Member, Cellular Therapy Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Mohamad Bassam Sonbol, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Phoenix, AZ


Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Stacie Hershman

Executive Director, Gastric Cancer Foundation®


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on March 11, 2024.

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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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