Recorded Presentation - NCCN 2013 Congress Series™: Utilizing Guidelines to Customize Patient Care in Breast Cancer - Clinical Evaluation of Patients

This educational program addresses health care professionals' need to be educated on current and emerging evidence-based scientific data for accurate and timely clinical evaluation of patients with breast cancer. Participants will learn how to implement the NCCN Guidelines recommendations into their practice and gain a clear understanding of the most current treatment recommendations for breast cancer.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with breast cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the strengths and limitations of breast cancer imaging modalities such as MRI and PET/CT scanning in early diagnosis through state IV or recurrent disease
  • Select patients for whom PET/CT imaging may be an appropriate supplement to standard imaging in the staging of disease
  • Interpret and use nationally recognized quality control recommendations on ER/PR and HER-2 testing in breast cancer patients
Additional information
Supported by educational grants from:
  • AstraZeneca LP
  • Eisai Inc.
  • Genentech, USA
  • Genomic Health, Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 Participation
  • 0.71 Nurse
  • 0.75 Pharmacist
  • 0.75 Physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Benjamin O. Anderson, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Available Credit

  • 0.75 Participation
  • 0.71 Nurse
  • 0.75 Pharmacist
  • 0.75 Physician


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