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Topics Covered

  • Summary of the Treatment for Breast Cancer in Adult Women of All Ages
  • Critical Role of Genetic & Genomic Testing Throughout All Stages of Breast Cancer
  • Tools that Help Predict Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • The Value of Early & Repeated Testing to Inform Treatment Choices
  • The Role of Genetic Testing & Counseling
  • The Difference Between Inherited & Acquired or Sporadic Gene Mutations
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns, including Treatment Side Effects & Long-Term Effects
  • Fertility Issues
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trials
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Rachel C. Jankowitz, MD

Director, Rena Rowan Breast Center at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Preeti Sudheendra, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Elizabeth Jane Cathcart-Rake, MD

Staff Physician, Hematology/Oncology, Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute, Saint Luke’s Cancer Specialist in Breast Cancer

Lauren Chatalian, MSW

Women and Children’s Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on January 29, 2020.

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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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