Workshop Date and Time

Monday, June 25, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time Register Now

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

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

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

Live Only

Social Workers: This program has been submitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Cancer Care, Inc. 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 #SW-0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Registered Dietitians: This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

To request continuing education paperwork, please email your name, profession, and address to connect@cancercare.org after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.

Brochure

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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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