Workshop Date and Time

Monday, October 22, 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

  • Overview of the Treatment of Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers
  • Understanding GI Cancer’s Genomic Profile Before You Begin Treatment & During Treatment
  • Specific Examples of How Genomic Testing Directs Treatment Decisions
  • The Role of Precision Medicine & Targeted Treatments
  • Tips to Manage Common Treatment Side Effects
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Genomic Testing
  • What’s New on the Horizon for GI Cancers
  • 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

Mitesh J. Borad, MD

Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Consultant, Department of Molecular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Joleen Hubbard, MD

Associate Professor of Oncology, Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Gastrointestinal Cancers Program, GI Advanced Fellowship Program Director, Mayo School of Graduate Education

Rona Yaeger, MD

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

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

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 after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.


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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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