In this online CME self-learning program:
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. While a majority of patients are diagnosed before their disease has metastasized, a fifth of patients have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Early detection and screening have been shown to significantly reduce CRC mortality, and screening is widely recommended for average-risk adults beginning at age 50 years, (as well as earlier for individuals at higher risk). Since the mid-1990s, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society, and other groups have recommended several modalities for screening: fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and barium enema. Recent years have seen the addition of newer screening technologies, including stool DNA, computed tomographic colonography, and capsule endoscopy.
Faculty introduction, disclosures
Introductory content, screening, and diagnosis [Learning Objective #1]
Treatment of CRC [Objectives #2 & 3]
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
Healthcare professionals including: medical oncologists, primary care physicians, pathologists, gastroenterologists, and managed care medical care directors; physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists specializing in oncology; and other clinicians who are involved in providing diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with CRC.
This program is supported by educational grants from AMGEN.
Release Date: October 19, 2017 -- Expiration Date: October 19, 2019
Faculty: Laleh Melstrom, MD
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Faculty Disclosure: Lelah Melstrom, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S., Surgeon and Research, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA as no relevant financial disclosures.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD has no relevant financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by educational grants from AMGEN.
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