NCCN Guidelines® Insights - Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, Version 1.2014

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an uncommon soft tissue tumor characterized by a relatively high risk of local recurrence and low risk of metastasis. The NCCN Guidelines for DFSP provide multidisciplinary recommendations on the management of patients with this rare disease. These NCCN Guidelines Insights highlight the addition of the Principles of Pathology section, which provides recommendations on the pathologic assessment of DFSP. Because DFSP can mimic other lesions, immunohistochemical studies are often required to establish diagnosis. Cytogenetic testing for the characteristic translocation t(17;22)(q22;q13) can also be valuable in the differential diagnosis of DFSP with other histologically similar tumors.

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 Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Describe the rationale behind the decision-making process for developing the NCCN Guidelines for Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
Additional information
Supporters: 

Supported by an independent educational grant from Prometheus Laboratories Inc., and by an education grant from Exelixis, Inc., and by educational grants from Bayer HealthCare, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Algeta US; Genentech; Genomic Health, Inc.; NOVOCURE; and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician
Course opens: 
06/16/2014
Course expires: 
06/16/2015
Cost:
$0.00

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/16/2014
Course expires: 
06/16/2015

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

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