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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Gastric Cancer, including Diagnosis and Staging, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Biomarkers & Diagnostic Testing to inform Treatment Decisions
  • Precision Medicine: Predicting Response to Treatment
  • New Treatment Approaches for Metastatic Gastric Cancer, including Chemotherapy, Targeted Treatments & Immunotherapy
  • Clinical Trial Updates
  • How Research Contributes to Treatment Options
  • Preventing & Managing Treatment Side Effects, Discomfort, Symptoms & Pain, in the Context of COVID-19
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Geoffrey Y. Ku, MD

Medical Oncologist, Head of Esophagogastric Section, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Mohamad Bassam Sonbol, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ


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

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Stacie Hershman

Executive Director, Gastric Cancer Foundation®


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on January 10, 2022.

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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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