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Topics Covered

  • Overview and Definition of Diagnostic Technologies & Biomarkers, in the Context of COVID-19
  • How Diagnostic Technologies & Biomarkers Shape & Improve Treatment Decisions
  • Why the Molecular Portrait of Cancer is Important
  • The Role of the Pathologist
  • Benefits of Diagnostic Technologies, Biomarkers & Precision Medicine
  • Predicting Response to Treatment
  • Clinical Trials: How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
  • Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth Appointments with Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns & The Role of Social Distancing in Decreasing Your Exposure to COVID-19
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Mark G. Kris, MD

William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology, Attending Physician, Thoracic Oncology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Cooperative Groups, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

Sarah E. Kerr, MD

Pathologist, Hospital Pathology Associates, P.A., Divisions of Cytopathology; Gynecologic and Perinatal Pathology; and Molecular Diagnostics Lead Pathologist for Next Generation Sequencing Development and Practice; Allina Health Laboratory (A Part of Abbott Northwestern Hospital), Minneapolis, MN

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 June 22, 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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