March 14, 2016 - - The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, in association with Cancer Wellness Center, presented, a discussion with Gastroenterologist Sonia Kupfer, MD. University of Chicago and Genetic Counselor Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC, University of Chicago.
Dr. Kupfer and Genetic Counselor Stoll discussed how genetic counselors and physicians use personal and family history as well as genetic testing to assess gastrointestinal cancer susceptibility for individuals and their family members. They further explained their work with the University of Chicago's Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic, offering assessment for patients and families who may be at increased risk for gastrointestinal malignancies due to genetic factors. They articulated how patients and primary care physicians can develop strategies for following surveillance and management plans.
"Dr. Kupfer and Jessica Stoll both did an outstanding job in presenting the information in a clear, understandable, and empathic manner."
Lynda Robbins, Rolfe Foundation Executive Director said,"Dr. Kupfer and Jessica Stoll both did an outstanding job in presenting the information in a clear, understandable, and empathic manner."
The Rolfe Foundation would like to thank our co-hosts, Cancer Wellness Center: Northbrook, for helping make this installment of our Educational Symposia series possible. We would also like to thank the event’s devoted chair, Harriet Wulfstat, along with Ellen Clark of the University of Chicago Medicine, for their time and energy.
For those of you who missed this discussion, please click below to view the slides that were presented.
Hosted by the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Board of Directors:
2016 Event Chair: Harriet Wulfstat
2016 Board of Directors President: Kevin Braude