NCCN Guidelines® Insights - Metastatic Colon Cancer, 2013

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Colon Cancer begin with the clinical presentation of the patient to the primary care physician or gastroenterologist and address diagnosis, pathologic staging, surgical management, perioperative treatment, patient surveillance, management of recurrent and metastatic disease, and survivorship. The NCCN Colon Cancer Panel meets annually to review comments from reviewers within their institutions and to reevaluate and update their recommendations. In addition, the panel has interim conferences as new data necessitate. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the NCCN Colon Cancer Panel’s discussions surrounding metastatic colorectal cancer for the 2013 update of the guidelines. Importantly, changes were made to the continuum of care for patients with advanced or metastatic disease and include new drugs and an additional line of therapy.

Target Audience

This activity has been designated to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists involved in the management of patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate into professional practice the updates to NCCN Guidelines for colon cancer
  • Describe the rationale behind the decision-making process for developing the NCCN Guidelines for colon cancer
Additional information
Supporters: 

Supported by educational grants from ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; CELGENE CORPORATION; Eisai Inc.; Endo Pharmaceuticals and HealthTronics; Genentech; Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company; and Teva Pharmaceuticals

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician
Course opens: 
02/18/2013
Course expires: 
02/18/2014
Cost:
$0.00

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/18/2013
Course expires: 
02/18/2014

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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