Recorded Presentation from the NCCN 2018-2019 Oncology Case Manager and Medical Director Program: Cancer 101

As multidisciplinary cancer care becomes increasingly common, it is important for all members of the care team to understand the basics of cancer biology, diagnosis, and treatment to best care for their patients. Additionally, advances in cancer treatment often gain media attention, leading patients to ask their care team about whether they may benefit from these new techniques and therapies. This makes it important for health care providers, including case managers, to stay informed on current developments in cancer care so they can best counsel their patients and help them find relevant clinical trials in which they may enroll.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses in other roles (e.g., 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.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Educate patients and their caregivers on the basics of cancer and key concepts about cancer care.
  • Help patients identify the members of their multidisciplinary care team and each member's role in cancer management. 
  • Discuss the relevance of recent advances with patients and caregivers and encourage enrollment in clinical trials.
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Ethicon
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE contact hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.90 ANCC contact hours
  • 1.00 CCM clock hours
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
10/18/2018
Course expires: 
10/17/2019
Cost:
$0.00

Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD
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. 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 disclose the following relevant financial relationships:
Michael K Wong, MD, PhD
EMD Serono: Scientific Advisor
Merck & Co., Inc: Scientific Advisor
Pfizer: Scientific Advisor

The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa G. Kimbro, MBA, CPA (employed by NCCN until 8/10/2018); Joan S. McClure, MS (employed by NCCN until 8/1/2018); Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan; Kathy Ann Smith, CMP, CHCP

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

Katherine Pierce
Boston Scientific Corporation: Equity Interest/Stock Options
Pfizer Inc.: Equity Interest/Stock Options

The NCCN Clinical Information staff listed below, who has reviewed content, discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Lisa Gurski, 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.

Physicians
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NCCN designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
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 1.0 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this activity.

Nurses
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 0.9 contact hour.

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1.0 CE contact hour. Activity Code: I00034157; Approval #: 180003842

Pharmacists

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 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 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: 0836-0000-18-133-H01-P

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE contact hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.90 ANCC contact hours
  • 1.00 CCM clock hours
  • 1.00 Participation

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/18/2018
Course expires: 
10/17/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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