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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Colorectal Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Current Standard of Care
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • Predicting Response to Treatment
  • Staging & Biomarker Testing
  • Role of Precision Medicine, including Heritable & Non-Heritable Genetic & Genomic Testing
  • The Role of Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Clinical Trial Updates
  • How Research Contributes to Treatment Options
  • Managing Treatment Side Effects, Symptoms & Pain
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns & Follow-Up Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

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

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

Daniel H. Ahn, DO

Consultant - Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Medical Director - Clinical Research Office, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Phoenix, Arizona, Associate Professor of Medicine - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Brochure

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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on December 06, 2021.

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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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