Metastatic Breast Cancer: Understanding Your Options
When: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cherry Hill Library
1100 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
There are many treatments available for metastatic breast cancer, but how do you know which one is right for you? Deborah Toppmeyer, MD, helps you learn about new treatments and discusses what questions you should be asking your doctors. In this prodcast, you will:
- Learn about the latest treatments for metastatic breast cancer and how to manage side effects
- Understand the role of clinical trials in treatment plans and how to discuss open trials with your doctor
- Explore the impact some treatments could have on your life and how to talk about these feelings with your healthcare team
About Our Speaker
Dr. Toppmeyer is a medical oncologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is director of the Stacy Goldstein Breast Center at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Over the past 14 years, Dr. Toppmeyer has established herself as an expert in the design and implementation of clinical trials that offer promising new therapies targeted to specific types of breast cancer. She meets the needs of the community by helping women navigate treatment options while encouraging enrollment in clinical trials. She provides opportunities for students to learn cancer biology, cancer pharmacology, genetics and clinical care.
This program is sponsored by Merck.