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Topics Covered

  • Understanding Precision Medicine: Overview & Value of Precision Medicine
  • How Precision Medicine is Different from Targeted Treatments?
  • Precision Medicine Role’s in Informing Treatment Decisions: Predicting Response to Treatment
  • The Role of Precision Medicine in Deciding the Treatment for Lung Cancer, Leukemia & Colon Cancer
  • Talking with Your Health Care Team About Precision Medicine & its Benefits
  • The Role of the Pathologist
  • OpenNotes – Asking Your Health Care Team & Pathologist to Help You Understand OpenNotes
  • How Precision Medicine Contributes to Treatment Options & Quality of Life
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, Including Technology & Prepared List of Questions
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Leonard Saltz, MD

Medical Oncologist, Executive Director for Clinical Value & Sustainability, Head, Colorectal Oncology Section, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Michael J. Mauro, MD

Leader, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Program, Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine


Alissa J. Cooper, MD

Thoracic Oncologist, Assistant Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Jesse L. Cox, MD, PhD, A(ACHI)

Director, Tissue Typing HLA Laboratory, Nebraska Medicine, Director, Molecular Forensics Laboratory, UNMC, Medical Director, Nebraska Public Service Laboratory, UNMC, Medical Director, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Nebraska Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

(Live Only)

Social Workers: This program has been submitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Cancer Care, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Registered Dietitians: This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

To request continuing education paperwork, please email your name, profession, and address to after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.


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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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