2015 NCCN Oncology Case Manager and Medical Director Program™ - Challenges in Assessing and Using Biomarkers in Oncology Care
The 2015 NCCN Case Manager and Medical Director Program Live Webinar Series will consist of six webinars on the topics of melanoma, biomarkers, management of cancer in older patients with comorbidities, managing symptoms and reducing complications, and two sessions on less common and complex cancers. 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®).
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of nurse case managers, nurses in other roles (i.e., quality management and utilization review), medical directors at managed care organizations, reinsurers, TPAs, and case management and disease management companies who interact with, counsel, and refer patients with cancer to appropriate sources of care and/or make coverage decisions. Programs may also be of interest to nurses, nurse navigators/care coordinators, and physicians who work directly with patients in clinical settings as well as clinical pharmacists in managed care organizations and other settings.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the benefits and drawbacks of multiplex mutation testing
- List several factors to consider when determining the type of biomarker testing to utilize
- Describe the type of data needed before a biomarker should be used to match a patient with a treatment
Wallace Akerley, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs) and nursing credits are provided as well. View complete accreditation information
- 1.50 Case Manager
- 1.50 Participation
- 1.50 Nurse
- 1.50 Physician