NCCN Guidelines® Insights - Gastric Cancer, Version 1.2013

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Gastric Cancer provide evidence and consensus based recommendations for a multidisciplinary approach for the management of patients with gastric cancer. For patients with resectable locoregional cancer, the guidelines recommend gastrectomy with a D1+ or a modified D2 lymph node dissection (performed by experienced surgeons in high-volume centers). Postoperative chemoradiation is the preferred option after complete gastric resection for patients with T3–T4 tumors and node-positive T1–T2 tumors. Postoperative chemotherapy is included as an option after a modified D2 lymph node dissection for this group of patients. Trastuzumab with chemotherapy is recommended as first-line therapy for patients with HER2-positive advanced or metastatic cancer, confirmed by immunohistochemistry and, if needed, by fluorescence in situ hybridization for IHC 2+.

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 gastric cancer
  • Describe the rationale behind the decision-making process for developing the NCCN Guidelines for gastric 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: 
05/13/2013
Course expires: 
05/13/2014
Cost:
$0.00

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/13/2013
Course expires: 
05/13/2014

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

To access this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for article and certificate viewing/printing