Workshop Date and Time

Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time Register Now

Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Gastric Cancer
  • Diagnosing and Staging
  • Standard of Care, including Chemotherapy
  • New Treatment Approaches and the Role of Targeted Treatments
  • Precision Medicine: Predicting Response to Treatment
  • Clinical Trials
  • How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
  • Controlling Symptoms, Side Effects and Pain
  • The Importance of Communicating with Your Health Care Team About Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Nutrition and Hydration Concerns and Tips
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

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

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

Geoffrey Ku, MD

Medical Oncologist, Assistant Attending Physician, Gastrointestinal Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP

Co-Leader, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Mayo Clinic

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

Supervisor, Clinical Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Caroline Edlund, MSW

Online Support Group Program Director, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

This program has been submitted for 1.0 Contact Hour to social workers by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607. This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

For New York State Licensed Social Workers: Cancer Care Inc. SW CPE 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 #0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour for the live program only.

To receive the continuing education paperwork, please email with your name, title and address. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be submitted within two weeks of the live program.


You can download the brochure for this workshop(pdf)(80 KB)

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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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