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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Colorectal Cancer
  • Current Standard of Care and New Treatment Approaches
  • Predicting Response to Treatment: The Role of Personalized Medicine
  • K-RAS Gene and Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • The Importance of Clinical Trials
  • Controlling Symptoms and Pain
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FASCO
Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Clinical Investigations, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Leonard Saltz, MD
Acting Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Head, Colorectal Oncology Section, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Rachel Murphy, RD, CSO, LD
Senior Clinical Dietitian, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Elizabeth Ezra, MSW, OSW-C
Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 20, 2012.

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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.