Head and Neck Cancers: The Advantages of Advanced Radiation Therapy and the Importance of Supportive Care
This information was originally presented at the NCCN 23rd Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care held in Orlando, Florida, from March 22 - 24, 2018.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians (medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists); nurses; physician assistants; pharmacists; and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the role of radiation therapy in treatment of head and neck cancers.
- Identify advanced radiation techniques and their advantages for treatment of head and neck cancers.
- Recognize the importance of supportive care following radiation therapy in patients with head and neck cancers, such as dental/oral management.
Sharon Spencer, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
All faculty and activity planners participating in NCCN continuing education (CE) activities are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by ACCME’s, ACPE’s, and ANCC’s Standards for Commercial Support. All faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to 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.
NCCN continuing education considers financial relationships to create a “conflict of interest” when an individual has both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect CE content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she and/or a spouse or partner has a financial relationship.
NCCN continuing education considers “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. NCCN does 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.
All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for 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.
The faculty listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Sharon Spencer, MD
NCCN Staff Disclosures
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Kimberly Bayer; Robert W. Carlson, MD; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa G. Kimbro, MBA, CPA; Heather Matt; Joan S. McClure, MS; Diane McPherson; Melanie Moletzsky; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Liz Rieder; Shannon Ryan; Kathy Ann Smith, CMP, CHCP; Melinda Somasekhar, PhD (employed by NCCN until October 30, 2017); Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Donald Harting, ELS, CHCP
Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp): Equity Interest/Stock Options
Pfizer Inc.: Equity Interest/Stock Options
Boston Scientific Corporation: Equity Interest/Stock Options
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Jennifer L. Burns, BS; Susan D. Darlow, PhD
National Comprehensive Cancer Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NCCN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 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 0.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this activity.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 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 0.63 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 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: 0836-0000-18-049-H01-P
- 0.75 ACPE contact hours
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.63 ANCC contact hours
- 0.75 Participation
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