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Friday, June 30, 2023, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time

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

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Early Stage Breast Cancer, including Diagnosis & Staging
  • Communicating with the Breast Cancer Health Care Team: Key Questions to Ask
  • Diagnostic Testing & Technologies, including Hormone Status, Biomarkers, Genomics & Genetic Testing
  • What Specialists Comprise the Health Care Team: Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist & Surgical Oncologist
  • Current Standard of Care and New & Emerging Treatment Approaches
  • The Importance of Adherence: Taking Treatment on Schedule
  • Discussion of Clinical Trials: How Clinical Trials Add to Treatment Options
  • The Role of Genetic Counseling
  • Preventing & Managing Treatment Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain
  • Communicating with the Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Guidelines for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Follow-Up Appointments
  • Questions for Our Expert Speakers

Our Panel of Experts

Anne Blaes, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine and Division Director, University of Minnesota, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, Director of Cancer Survivorship Services and Translational Research, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC), Member, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC), Section Lead, Medical Oncology, Hematologist/Oncologist, Past Chair, American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Cancer Survivorship Committee, Member, Executive Board, Global Cardiooncology Society, Associate Editor, JACC Cardio-oncology, Section Editor, Hem/Onc Today on Survivorship

Wade Smith, MD

Breast Cancer Specialist, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope

Sarah Sammons, MD

Associate Director, Metastatic Breast Cancer Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jennifer LaPietra, MSW

Bilingual Oncology Social Worker, 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. 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 #SW-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 after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.


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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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