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CancerCare's free Connect Education Workshops are a way for people to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of their home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information in these workshops to help you and your loved ones better understand and cope with your cancer diagnosis, treatment options, quality-of-life concerns, treatment side effects, pain management, doctor-patient communication and other important topics.

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CancerCare's free Connect Education Workshops are a way for people to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of their home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information in these workshops to help you and your loved ones better understand and cope with your cancer diagnosis, treatment options, quality-of-life concerns, treatment side effects, pain management, doctor-patient communication and other important topics.

    Understanding Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers

    Understanding Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers

    - Overview & Definition of Diagnostic Technologies & Biomarkers in the Context of COVID-19
    - How Diagnostic Technologies & Biomarkers Shape & Improve Treatment Decisions
    - Why the Molecular Portrait of Cancer is Important
    - The Role of the Pathologist
    - Benefits of Diagnostic Technologies, Biomarkers & Precision Medicine
    - Predicting Response to Treatment
    - Clinical Trials: How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
    - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
    - Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth Appointments with Your Health Care Team, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Quality-of-Life Concerns & Discussion of 2021 Care’s Act
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 58 min
    Update from the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

    Update from the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

    - Overview of Blood Cancers, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants
    - New Research Presented at ASH
    - Disease-Specific Treatment Updates from ASH on:
    - Lymphoma
    - Multiple Myeloma
    - Leukemia
    - Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs)
    - The Role of Precision Medicine & Clinical Trials
    - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/ Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
    - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 56 min
    What’s New In Precision Medicine

    What’s New In Precision Medicine

    - Understanding Precision Medicine: Overview & Value of Precision Medicine
    - How is Precision Medicine Different from Targeted Treatments?
    - Precision Medicine’s Role in Informing Treatment Decisions: Predicting Response to Treatment
    - The Role of Precision Medicine in Deciding the Treatment for Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Colon Cancer and Breast Cancer
    - Talking with Your Health Care Team about Precision Medicine & Its Benefits
    - Update on Clinical Trials, including Basket Trials
    - The Role of the Pathologist
    - OpenNotes - Asking Your Health Care Team and Pathologist to Help You Understand OpenNotes
    - How Precision Medicine Contributes to Treatment Options and Quality-of-Life
    - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology and Prepared List of Questions on Precision Medicine and OpenNotes
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Taking Your Pills on Schedule: Its Importance in Managing Cancer

    Taking Your Pills on Schedule: Its Importance in Managing Cancer

    - Overview of Cancer Treatments
    - Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule
    - Its Important Role in Managing Cancer
    - Barriers to Taking Your Pills
    - Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Family, Partners & Others
    - Computer, Tablet & Phone Reminders including Emails, Texts & Apps
    - Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekends, Travel & Holidays
    - Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Adherence
    - Reminders from Your Pharmacy & Pharmacist
    - Clinical Trials on Adherence
    - The Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 59 min
    Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): Treatment Updates

    Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): Treatment Updates

    * Review of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants
    * Significant Role of Testing in Informing Your Treatment Choices
    * First Line Treatment Options
    * Treatment of Relapsed & Refractory CLL
    * Re-Testing Importance in Determining Treatment for 2nd & 3rd Line Treatments
    * Current Perspectives on New & Emerging Treatments of CLL
    * Updates on Clinical Trials & Their Significance for CLL
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Appointments & Discussion of OpenNotes
    * Practical Support to Cope with CLL
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

    Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

    - Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments
    - Discussion of Common Eye & Vision Changes, including Causes & Risk Factors
    - Tips to Manage Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, Blepharitis, Loss of Eyelashes, Changes in Vision, Cataracts, Floaters & Flashing Lights
    - The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team
    - Tips to Manage Low Vision
    - How Eye Products Can Help You Manage Eye/ Vision Changes
    - Clinical Trials Communication
    - How Research Increases Your Treatment Options
    - Communicating with Your Health Care Team with Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    - Guidelines for Eye Examinations & Check-Ups
    - Quality-of-Life Concerns
    - Roadmap to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Appointments & Discussion of OpenNotes
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 55 min

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