Management of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Envisioning a Chronic Disease Paradigm

Hollywood, FL US
March 15, 2013

This is a very exciting era in the management of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The approval of several novel agents has given prostate cancer patients and their treating physicians many new and effective therapeutic options. Newly approved agents and those in the pipeline present the real possibility of prolonging survival and the hope of turning the disease into a chronic condition. Moving forward, focus will continue to be on defining the optimal use and sequencing of these agents and supporting the clinical trials needed to accomplish this task. In order for health care providers to take full advantage of these new therapies they must feel competent in their utilization.

This continuing education symposium will focus on current treatment options, challenges, and considerations in treating patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer as well as optimizing patient outcomes, clinical application of new agents, sequencing strategies and potential combinations of agents.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinical professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss prostate cancer disease progression and clinical criteria for defining CRPC
  • Describe the mechanism of action of newly approved agents and those under investigation for the treatment of CRPC
  • Review the most recent NCCN Guidelines and assess strategies to integrate the new and emerging therapies into cancer clinical practice for the treatment of CRPC
  • Evaluate patient and disease characteristics that influence treatment choice and formulate a management plan to address specific considerations
Additional information

Jointly sponsored by NCCN and PleXus Communications.

Supported by educational grants from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Algeta US; Dendreon Corporation; and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Services, LLC.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/15/2013 - 12:10pm EDT
Event ends: 
03/15/2013 - 1:10pm EDT
The Westin Diplomat
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
United States

Available Credit

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


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