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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Mesothelioma, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Innovative Multi-Modality Treatment Options, including Chemotherapy, Surgery, Immunotherapy, Targeted Treatments & Radiation
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • How Research Increases Treatment Options
  • Managing Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life & Lifestyle Concerns
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions & OpenNotes Discussion
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Richard J. Gralla, MD, FACP, FRCP Edin

Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center


Robert Taylor Ripley, MD

Director, Mesothelioma Treatment Center, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Member, Baylor College of Medicine, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center


Hedy Lee Kindler, MD

Professor of Medicine, Director, Mesothelioma Program, The University of Chicago Medicine


Shannon Sinclair, RN, BSN, OCN

Patient Services Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research 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 2022-06-13.

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