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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Gastric Cancer
  • Diagnosis and Staging
  • Current Standard of Care, including Chemotherapy
  • New Treatment Approaches & the Role of Targeted Treatment
  • Precision Medicine: Predicting Response to Treatment
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • How Research Contributes to Treatment Options
  • Controlling Symptoms, Side Effects & Pain
  • The Importance of Communicating with Your Health Care Team About Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & 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, Northwestern University

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP

Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Co-Leader, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

Geoffrey Ku, MD

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

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

Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 11, 2018.

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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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