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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


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on October 22, 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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