Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Cancercare Connect Education Workshops

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Clinical Trials: How They Transform the Treatment of Cancer

    18/05/2022 Duration: 01h01min

    - Overview of Clinical Trials and Why They Are Important, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants - Understanding Your Treatment Options, including Clinical Trials - Concerns about Participating in Clinical Trials - Types of Clinical Trials - What Happens in a Clinical Trial? - The Meaning of Informed Consent - Benefits and Risks of Participation, in the Context of COVID-19 - How and Where Clinical Trials are Conducted - How to Participate in Clinical Trials - Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trial Participation, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants - The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments - Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions & OpenNotes Discussion - Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • What’s New in Precision Medicine

    11/05/2022 Duration: 01h10min

    - Understanding Precision Medicine: Overview & Value of Precision Medicine - How Precision Medicine is 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 Leukemia, Colon Cancer & Breast Cancer - Talking with Your Health Care Team about Precision Medicine & Its Benefits - The Role of the Pathologist - OpenNotes - Asking Your Healthcare Team & Pathologist to Help You Understand OpenNotes - The Increasing Role of Telehealth/ Telemedicine Appointments - How Precision Medicine Contributes to Treatment Options & Quality of Life - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/ Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & Prepared List of Questions & OpenNotes - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Taking Your Pills on Schedule: Why It Is So Important in Managing Cancer

    04/05/2022 Duration: 58min

    - 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 Increasing 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

  • Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship

    03/05/2022 Duration: 59min

    - Overview of Cancer Survivorship, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants - Managing Post Treatment Side Effects/Late Effects - Quality-of-Life Concerns - Fear of Recurrence - Finding Your New Normal - The Importance of Treatment Summaries - The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments - Follow-Up with Your Oncologist & Primary Care Doctor - Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Survivorship Questions & Concerns - Guidelines for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy

    27/04/2022 Duration: 01h22s

    - Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy - How the Side Effects of Immunotherapy Differ from Chemotherapy Side Effects - Review of Potential Side Effects with Guidelines for Follow-Up Care - Managing Rash & Dry Skin - Tips to Cope with Flu-Like Symptoms, including Fever - Dealing with Fatigue - Controlling Diarrhea - Reporting Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort to the Health Care Team - Tips to Manage Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort - The Role of Lifestyle, Activity & Exercise in Managing Treatment Side Effects - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns - The Increasing Role of Telehealth & Telemedicine - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Caring for Your Loved One with Cancer

    25/04/2022 Duration: 53min

    - Definition of a Caregiver - What Research Tells Us about Caregivers’ Well Being - Caregiving for an Older Adult - Caregiving for a Younger Adult - Couples, Partners, Siblings & Friends - Challenges of Caregivers for Cancer Survivors - Care Coordination Challenges & Tips - Stresses on Family, Partners, Friends & Loved Ones - Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions - Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions - Long-Distance Caregiving - Practical Tips for Managing Caregivers’ Stress - Strategies for Self-Care - The Increasing Role of Telemedicine Appointments - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/ Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer

    23/03/2022 Duration: 55min

    - Overview of Immunotherapy, in the Context of COVID-19, Delta & Omicron - Harnessing the Immune System in Treating Cancer - Clinical Trial Updates - How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options - Examples of Immunotherapy in Prevention, Treatment & Recurrence Prevention of Cancer - Cancer Vaccines - Reporting Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort to the Health Care Team - Follow-Up Care: What to Expect - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Understanding How Health Care Disparities May Influence Your Cancer Treatment and Care: With Tips & Strategies to Find the Best Cancer Treatment & Health Care Team for You

    21/03/2022 Duration: 01h03min

    - Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 & Its Variants & Cancer on People of Color - Social Determinants of Health, including Language Spoken & Health Literacy - Influence of the Local & Regional Environment in Which You Live - Effect of COVID-19 & Its Variants on Health Care Systems - How Race May Impact Your Access to Oncology Care, Treatment, Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain Management - Tips to Find Your Best Care Team - Access to Cancer Treatment in the LGBTQ Community - The Role of Housing, Cost of Treatment & Care on Your Health - Food & Pharmacy Deserts - Food Insecurity: Tips to Increase Your Access to Health Promoting Nutrition - Job Commitments, Access & Transportation to Treatment & More - How Telehealth May Help in Advancing Your Health Equity - Tips to Cope with Health Care Disparities: Valuing Your Identity - Guidelines to Communicate with Your Health Care Team - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Emerging Importance of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments in Communicating with Your Health Care Team

    16/03/2022 Duration: 01h10min

    Overview of Your Health Care Team: Who Are the Members of Your Health Care Team The Importance of Communication, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants Emerging Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments to Decrease Your Exposure to COVID-19 Tips to Improve Communication with Your Health Care Team Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments Do you Have the Needed Technology: Working with Your Doctor’s Office to Set-Up Needed Technology Before Your Appointment Who to Include in These Appointments - Family Members, Partner, Long Distance Caregivers Determining Three Key Questions at the Start of Your Appointment with the Health Care Team Discussing Your Treatment Options, Side Effects/Pain Management & Clinical Trial Options How Your Other Chronic Illnesses May Impact Your Cancer Treatment: Reducing Harmful Drug Interactions Discussion of Adherence: Taking Your Treatment on Schedule Your Follow-Up Appointments, Care & Questions Between Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments Who to Contact Evenin

  • CAR T-Cell Therapy: What's New

    15/03/2022 Duration: 53min

    Overview of CAR T-Cell Therapies, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants Understanding CARS - Chimeric Antigen Receptors When to Consider CAR T-Cell Therapies as a Treatment Choice Clinical Trials for CAR T-Cell Therapies Discussion of CAR T-Cell Therapies Managing Potential Treatment Side Effects Specific Examples of How CAR T-Cell Therapies Contributes to Oncology Care Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about CAR T-Cell Therapies The Benefits of CAR T-Cell Therapies Follow-Up Care: What to Expect Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions & Follow-Up Care Appointments Quality-of-Life Concerns & Discussion of OpenNotes Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • COVID-19, Omicron & Delta Variants, COVID-19 Vaccines & Booster Vaccines: Revised Guidelines for People Living with Cancer and Their Loved Ones

    07/02/2022 Duration: 01h03min

    How to Protect Yourself & Your Loved Ones from COVID-19 & Omicron & Delta Variants COVID-19 Vaccines & Booster Vaccines Other Vaccines - Flu, Pneumococcal & Shingles Vaccines COVID-19 & People Living with Cancer Where to Find Reliable Information Regarding this Pandemic & Its Variants How to Protect Yourself, Loved Ones & Children from COVID-19 & Its Variants The Increasing Role of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments How to Prepare for Your Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments, including Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Appointments & Discussion of OpenNotes Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Your Wishes & Health Care Directives Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19, Delta & Omicron Variants & Cancer Self-Care & Stress Management Tips Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

    24/01/2022 Duration: 01h05min

    Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments Cause & Risk Factors Discussion of Common Eye & Vision Changes Tips to Manage Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, Blepharitis, Loss of Eyelashes, 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 with Your Health Care Team Guidelines for Eye Examinations & Check-Ups Communicating with the Health Care Team with Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments Guidelines to Prepare for 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 Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Preventing, Managing & Treating Infection in Adults Living with Cancer

    25/10/2021 Duration: 58min

    * Overview of Infection, Its Prevention, Management & Treatment in People Living with Cancer * Understanding Drug-Resistant Infection & Cancer * Causes & Risk Factors for Infections * Why People Living with Cancer May Be More Prone to Infection * Know Your Risk of Infection * What is AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)? * Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) * Signs of Infection * Parts of the Body Most Likely to Get Infection * Watching For & Preventing Infection in People Living with Cancer * The Role of Vaccinations & Flu Shots * How Drug-Resistant Infections May be Treated at Home * Working with Your Health Care Team to Prevent Your Risk of Infection * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments * 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 Follow-Up Care * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Clinical Trials: How They Transform the Treatment of Cancer

    25/08/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    * Overview of Clinical Trials and Why They Are Important, in the Context of COVID-19 * Understanding Your Treatment Options, including Clinical Trials * Concerns about Participating in Clinical Trials * Types of Clinical Trials * What Happens in a Clinical Trial? * The Meaning of Informed Consent * Benefits and Risks of Participation, in the Context of COVID-19 * How and Where Clinical Trials are Conducted * How to Participate in Clinical Trials * Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trial Participation, in the Context of COVID-19 * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments * Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions & OpenNotes Discussion * Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • What’s New in Precision Medicine

    30/06/2021 Duration: 01h16min

    * Understanding Precision Medicine: Overview & Value of Precision Medicine * How Precision Medicine is 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 & Breast Cancer * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Precision Medicine & Its Benefits * The Role of the Pathologist * OpenNotes - Asking Your Healthcare Team & Pathologist to Help You Understand OpenNotes * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments * How Precision Medicine Contributes to Treatment Options & Quality of Life * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & Prepared List of Questions on Precision Medicine & OpenNotes * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • How Health Care Disparities May Influence Your Cancer Treatment & Care

    21/06/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    * Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 & Cancer on People of Color * Why COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Has Never Been More Important for People Living with Cancer * Concerns about Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines * Taking Your COVID-19 Vaccine on Schedule - Adherence * Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccine * What are Social Determinants of Health * Food & Pharmacy Deserts * Influence of the Local & Regional Environment in Which You Live * COVID-19’s Effect on Health Care Systems * How Race May Impact: * Access to Oncology Care * Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain * How Housing, Cost of Treatment & Care Affect Your Health * Food Insecurity: Practical Resources to Increase Your Access to Food * How Telehealth May Help in Advancing Your Health Equity * Guidelines to Communicate with Your Health Care Team * Roadmap to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Caring for Your Loved One with Cancer

    08/06/2021 Duration: 56min

    - Definition of a Caregiver - What Research Tells Us About Caregivers’ Well Being - Caregiving for an Older Adult - Caregiving for a Younger Adult - Couples, Partners, Siblings and Friends - Challenges of Caregivers for Cancer Survivors - Family, Partner and Friend Communication - Care Coordination Challenges & Tips - Stresses on Family, Partners, Friends & Loved Ones - Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions - Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions - Long-Distance Caregiving - Practical Tips for Managing Caregivers’ Stress - Strategies for Self-Care - The Increasing Role of Telemedicine Appointments - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & Prepared List of Questions - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy

    26/05/2021 Duration: 01h06min

    * How the Side Effects of Immunotherapy Differ from Chemotherapy Side Effects * Review of Potential Side Effects with Guidelines for Follow-Up Care * Managing Rash & Dry Skin * Tips to Cope with Flu-Like Symptoms, including Fever * Dealing with Fatigue * Controlling Diarrhea * Reporting Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort to the Health Care Team * Tips to Manage Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort * The Role of Activity/Exercise in Managing Treatment Side Effects * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns * The Increasing Role of Telehealth & Telemedicine * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer

    19/05/2021 Duration: 59min

    * Overview of Immunotherapy, in the Context of COVID-19 * Harnessing the Immune System in Treating Cancer * Clinical Trial Updates * How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options * Examples of Immunotherapy in Prevention, Treatment and Recurrence Prevention of Cancer * Cancer Vaccines * Reporting Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort to the Health Care Team * Follow-Up Care: What to Expect * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • What’s New in Diagnostic Technologies for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors

    17/05/2021 Duration: 01h05min

    * Definition of Diagnostic Technologies for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors, in the Context of COVID-19 * How Diagnostic Technologies Work & Are Used * Examples of How Diagnostic Technologies Inform/Transform the Treatment of Solid Cancer Tumors * Predicting Hereditary Risk * Diagnostic Technologies, Targeted Therapies & Precision Medicine * Clinical Trial Updates, in the Context of COVID-19 * Their Benefits * Current Application for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, in the Context of COVID-19 * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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