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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Solid Cancer Tumors
  • Definition of Diagnostic Technologies
  • How Diagnostic Technologies Work & Are Used
  • Examples of How Diagnostic Technologies Inform/Transform the Treatment of Solid Cancer Tumors
  • The Role of the Pathologist
  • Predicting Hereditary Risk
  • Diagnostic Technologies, Biomarkers, Genomics, & Precision Medicine
  • Targeted Therapies
  • Clinical Trials: How Diagnostic Technology Research Contributes to Treatment Choices
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • 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



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


Kamel Abou Hussein, MD

Lead Physician, Breast Medical Oncology, MD Anderson at Cooper Cancer Center


Emilia Calvaresi, MD, PhD

Molecular Pathologist Associate Staff, Section of Molecular Pathology, Laboratory Medicine Cleveland Clinic Member, Patient Engagement Subcommittee, AMP


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on December 20, 2021.

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