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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers
  • How These Technologies Improve Treatment Decisions
  • Why the Molecular Portrait of Cancer is Important
  • The Role of the Pathologist
  • Benefits of Diagnostic Technologies, Biomarkers, Precision Medicine and Predicting Response to Treatment
  • Clinical Trials: How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
  • Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Richard J. Gralla, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Clinical Investigations, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Sarah E. Kerr, MD

Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic

Charles L. Loprinzi, MD

Regis Professor of Breast Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Caroline Edlund, MSW

Online Support Group Program Director, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 06, 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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