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Topics Covered

  • Overview of the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST), in the Context of COVID-19
  • Diagnosis and Staging
  • Treatment Options
  • Clinical Trials and Novel Approaches to Treating GIST
  • Strategies to Manage Common Treatment Side Effects, Discomfort and Pain
  • The Importance of Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • What’s New on the Horizon for GIST Cancers
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Suzanne George, MD

Clinical Director, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, Senior Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Michael C. Heinrich, MD

Professor of Medicine, Cell and Developmental Biology, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 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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