Recorded Presentation from the 2014 NCCN Case Manager and Medical Director Program™: Understanding Clinical Trials and the Use of Drug Compendia to Identify Appropriate Care

The 2014 NCCN Case Manager and Medical Director Program consists of five presentations on the topics of biomarkers and targeted therapies, breast cancer, cancer survivorship, clinical trials and drug compendia, and pancreatic cancer. This educational series is designed to help case managers and medical directors that are interested in learning more about the current state of the art in oncology care manage patients with cancer based on evidence and according to the recommendations in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®).

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, case managers, nurses in other roles (i.e., quality management and utilization review), and medical directors at managed care organizations, reinsurers, TPAs, case management, and disease management companies who interact with, counsel, and refer patients with cancer to appropriate sources of care.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List reasons why clinical trials are important in the field of oncology
  • Describe the development of the NCCN Compendium and its utilization to determine appropriate treatment options
Additional information

This activity is supported by educational grants from:  

  • Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.
  • Genentech
  • Lilly
  • Novartis Oncology
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Case Manager
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.35 Nurse
  • 1.25 Physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Nikhil I. Khushalani, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Case Manager
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.35 Nurse
  • 1.25 Physician


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