How you or a person you love reacts to the news of a cancer diagnosis can be quite different from how another person would react.
Likewise, those at increased risk of developing cancer face a variety of challenges when communicating that risk to other family members and when making decisions about screening strategies.
Please join us for an in-depth look at decision-making and communication when faced with the threat of cancer. The seminar will provide perspective on how family members react to news of a cancer diagnosis when they themselves may also be at risk due to genetic factors; the two distinct ways in which patients respond to news of cancer; and patients' and doctors' differing expectations about participation in cancer clinical trials
The seminar can also be viewed via live and archived Webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov/.
Who: Robert C. Young, M.D. (Fox Chase) President, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Welcome
Michael Stefanek, Ph.D. (NCI) Integrating basic decision-making into cancer control
Mary Daly, M.D., Ph.D. (Fox Chase) How women communicate genetic test results
Suzanne Miller, Ph.D. (Fox Chase) "Blunters" and "Monitors"; two patient types who process health information very differently
Neal Meropol, M.D. (Fox Chase) Apples and oranges: How patients and doctors think about clinical trials
When: Wednesday, October 5, 2005, from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join us for talks that will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch served at noon. Additional talks and a Q&A session will conclude by 1:30 p.m.
Where: Fox Chase Cancer Center 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.