Multidisciplinary Management of Esophageal and Esophagogastric Junction (EGJ) Cancers

This information was originally presented at the NCCN 2017 Oncology Fellows Program: New Horizons in Quality Cancer Care™ held on March 26, 2017.

The purpose of this program is to educate future oncology practitioners about the application of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) and other evidence-based treatment principles in the management of significant cancer types and supportive care issues.

Target Audience

These educational programs are designed to meet the educational needs of medical, surgical, and radiation oncology fellows.

Learning Objectives

Following this program, participants should be able to:

  • Develop an individualized treatment plan incorporating combined modality therapy for patients with locoregional esophageal and EGJ cancers based on the histology, tumor stage and anatomic location
  • Identify patients with advanced or metastatic esophageal and EGJ cancers most likely to benefit from targeted therapies
Additional information

This activity is supported by educational grants from: AstraZeneca; Pfizer; Prometheus Laboratories Inc.; supported by educational funding provided by Amgen; supported by an independent medical education grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb; and supported by an independent educational grant from TESARO. 

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Jaffer Ajani, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Wayne Hofstetter, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


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.

The faculty listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Wayne Hofstetter, MD

The faculty listed below disclose the following relevant financial relationships:
Jaffer Ajani, MD
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: Grant/Research Support, Honoraria
Celgene Corporation: Honoraria
Delta-Fly Pharma, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.: Honoraria
Gilead Sciences, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Medscape: Honoraria
Merck & Co., Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Taiho Oncology, Inc.: Grant/Research Support

The activity planning staff listed below has no relevant financial interests to disclose:
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 February 7, 2017); Lisa Perfidio; Liz Rieder; Shannon K. Ryan; Kathy Smith; Jennifer McCann Weckesser (employed by NCCN until February 3, 2017)

The NCCN Clinical Information staff listed below, who has reviewed content, discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Hema Sundar, PhD

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.

Continuing education credit and contact hours are not available for this learning activity.


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Required Hardware/software

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