Workshop Date and Time

Monday, June 22, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time Register Now

Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

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

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

(Live Only)

Social Workers: This program has been submitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

CancerCare Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Registered Dietitians: This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

To request continuing education paperwork, please email your name, profession, and address to connect@cancercare.org after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.

Brochure

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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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