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Topics Covered

  • Definition of Genetics & Genomics
  • The Importance of Genetic & Genomic Testing
  • The Value of Early Testing to Inform Your Treatment Choices
  • Their Role in Selecting Your Cancer Treatment
  • Understanding Types of Gene Mutations
  • The Difference Between Inherited & Acquired or Sporadic Gene Mutations
  • The Role of the Pathologist
  • How Genomic Testing Drives Your Cancer Treatment
  • Current Research in Genomics
  • Genomic Profiling May Identify Actionable Alterations
  • Examples of How Genomics Identify Your State-of-the-Art Treatment
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Genetic and Genomic Testing
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Mark G. Kris, MD

Attending Physician, Thoracic Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Raoul Tibes, MD, PhD

Director, Clinical Leukemia Program, Laura & Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center; Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Scholar in Clinical Research, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NYU Langone Health

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Nicole L. Bertsch, MS, LCGC

Certified Genetic Counselor, Department of Clinical Genomics, Mayo Clinic

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 25, 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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