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Topics Covered

  • Overview of the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancers
  • The Importance of Early Genomic Testing Before You Begin Treatment & During Treatment
  • Specific Examples of How Genomic Testing Directs Treatment Decisions
  • The Role of Precision Medicine & Targeted Treatments
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Genomic Testing to Identify Your Treatment Options
  • Tips to Manage Treatment Side Effects, including Dry Mouth and Care of Teeth and Gums
  • What’s New on the Horizon for Oral and Head and Neck Tumors
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Terry A. Day, MD

Wendy and Keith Wellin Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Surgery, Professor and Director, Division of Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center

Cristina P. Rodriguez, MD

Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, FDS RCSEd

Professor of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Chair, Program in Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Connecticut Health 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 November 07, 2018.

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