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CME: Metastatic Colon Cancer: Updates from the 2020 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting

Activity Description / Statement of Need:

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.

Target Audience:

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.

Learners may participate in this activity free of charge.


Release Date: December 11, 2020 -- Expiration Date: December 11, 2022

Faculty: George Fisher, MD, PhD

Agenda

Faculty member introduction, disclosures, overview of colorectal
cancer

Major findings from ASCO 2020, including clinical trial data relevant
to both community and health-system practice and recognized
barriers to implementing those findings in practice 

Patient cases

Concluding remarks

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  • Understand what molecular tests should be ordered when treating patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
  • Learn how treatments directed to specific molecular features of metastatic colon cancer can influence outcomes and provide more favorable outcomes.
  • Appreciate the more favorable adverse event profiles when comparing immunotherapy with chemotherapy for MSI patients and for the use of a two drug regimen versus a 3 drug regimen for BRAF V600E mutated tumors.

Accreditation

ScientiaCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation: ScientiaCME designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians: Please note: not all activities on this site provide MOC credit. If this activity does not specify that it provides MOC credit in the "Accreditation" section on this page, then it does NOT provide MOC credit.

Pharmacists

ScientiaCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 0.75 hours (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test.   Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. ACPE # 0574-0000-20-055-H01-P. ACPE Accreditation effective 12/11/20, expires 12/11/22. This is a Knowledge (K)-type activity.

Pharmacists: You must enter your NABP # and birth date correctly so that proof of participation can be posted to your NABP CPE profile. It is the learner's responsibility to provide this information completely and accurately at the completion of the activity. Without providing it, the learner will NOT receive CPE credit for this activity.
 

Nurse Practitioners (NPs): The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.  ScientiaCME will provide NPs who successfully complete each activity with a certificate of participation indicating that the activity was designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Faculty Disclosure and Resolution of COI

As a provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and educational planners must disclose any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, and any relationships with the commercial supporter of the activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide the intended audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. For this CME activity, any COI has been resolved thru content review ScientiaCME.

Faculty Disclosure:  George Fisher MD, PhD, Stanford University, has received consulting honoraria from Merck, Terumo,  Avanced Accelerator Applications. He has also received research/data safety grant support from AstraZeneca, Silensee, Roche/Genetech, Adurono, and Fourty-seven.

Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD has no relevant financial disclosures.

Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by educational grants from AMGEN.

Instructions

  • Read the learning objectives above
  • Take the Pre-Test (optional). Completion of the pre-test will help us evaluate the knowedge gained by participating in this CME activity.
  • View the online activity. You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to.
  • Take the post-test
  • Complete the activity evaluation and CME registration. A CE certificate will be emailed to you immediately.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence

System Requirements

PC
Windows 7 or above
Internet Explorer 8
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
MAC
Mac OS 10.2.8
Safari or Chrome or Firefox
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh

*Required to view Printable PDF Version


Perform Pre-Test (optional)

Please take a few minutes to participate in the optional pre-test. It will help us measure the knowledge gained by participating in this activity.


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