IRVING, Texas, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences, a leading biosciences company focused on enabling precise and personalized healthcare through molecular profiling and blood-based diagnostic services, announces its sponsorship and support of the CancerCare Connect Education Workshop entitled, "Understanding the Molecular Portrait of Breast Cancer," December 14, 2012, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm , ET at www.cancercare.org/connect_workshops.
The patient-focused workshop agenda includes an overview of breast cancer, including discussions about the current standard of care; innovations in biomarker testing and molecular profiling of breast cancer; and the role of personalized medicine in facilitating treatment decision-making.
"Caris Life Sciences is committed to improving patient outcomes by using the latest molecular technologies and best practices to help physicians make more informed treatment decisions based on a person's individual tumor genetics," said Amy Cunniffe, Senior Vice President, Patient Advocacy Liaison. "Our support for CancerCare and its Connect Education Workshop underscores Caris' continued commitment to educating patients about molecular profiling and advancing the field of personalized medicine."
"CancerCare is grateful to Caris Life Sciences for their support," said Carolyn Messner, DSW, CancerCare Director of Education and Training. "The professional oncology social workers at CancerCare are committed to empowering people with cancer to take an active role in their treatment, including learning about new technologies such as those provided by Caris Life Sciences that help patients and caregivers make informed decisions about their care."
The telephone education workshop will feature an expert panel of health professionals from around the country who will discuss new, molec
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