Implications of the New AJCC Staging System
This information was originally presented at the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™ held in Orlando, Florida, from March 23 - 25, 2017.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; nurses; physician assistants; pharmacists; pathologists; and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Outline the important changes in the 8th edition of the AJCC staging manual.
- Utilize the updated AJCC staging system in clinical practice.
Stephen B. Edge, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
All faculty and activity planners participating in NCCN Continuing Education activities are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME's, ANCC's, and ACPE's Standards for Commercial Support. All faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME's Criterion 7: The provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests (SCS 1, 2, and 6) by experts on the topics. Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity.
The faculty listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Stephen B. Edge, MD
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Kimberly Bayer; Robert W. Carlson, MD; Mark Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa Kimbro, MBA, CPA; Joan S. McClure, MS; Diane McPherson; Melanie Moletzsky; Deborah Moonan, RN, BSN (employed by NCCN until 2/7/2017); Lisa Perfidio; Liz Rieder; Shannon K. Ryan; Kathy Smith; Jennifer McCann Weckesser (employed by NCCN until 2/3/2017); Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
The NCCN Clinical Information staff listed below, who has reviewed content, discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Deborah Freedman-Cass, PhD; Rashmi Kumar, PhD
The ACCME/ANCC/ACPE defines “conflict of interest” as when an individual has an opportunity to affect CE content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CE activity. ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC have not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC defines “relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.
All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation to the tasks and methods of delivery.
Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this activity.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.40 contact hours.
|National Comprehensive Cancer Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.|
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 0.50 contact hour (0.050 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: 0836-0000-17-072-H01-P
- 0.50 ACPE contact hours
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.40 ANCC contact hours
- 0.50 Participation
To complete this activity, users will need:
- A device with an Internet connection
- One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
- Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
- Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing