Recorded Presentation from the NCCN 2018-2019 Oncology Case Manager and Medical Director Program: Overview of Management of Solid Tumors
Case managers and medical directors need to have wide-ranging knowledge about how solid tumors are managed so that they can help patients with solid tumors coordinate their care among different specialists (e.g., diagnostic radiology, medical oncology, palliative care). Understanding how all the aspects of solid tumor management fit together – from diagnosis and staging to multidisciplinary treatment to side effect management to survivorship or end-of-life care – can help case managers and medical directors strive for program quality improvements that help patients with cancer obtain the highest quality treatment possible and optimal cancer outcomes.
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.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe how solid tumors are diagnosed and staged.
- Discuss the basic aspects of surgical management, radiation therapy, and systemic treatment of solid tumors.
- Explain the importance of supportive care, survivorship care, and end-of-life care as part of optimal management for patients with solid tumors.
Tara Sanft, MD
Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital
Javin Brita, PA-C
Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital
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:
Javin H. Brita, PA-C, MPAS
Tara Sanft, MD
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 (employed by NCCN until 12/3/2018)
Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp): Equity interest/Stock Options
Katherine Pierce (employed by NCCN until 11/16/2018)
Boston Scientific Corporation: Equity Interest/Stock Options
Pfizer Inc.: Equity Interest/Stock Options
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Deborah A. Freedman-Cass, PhD; Jillian Scavone, PhD
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Griselda Zuccarino-Catania, PhD
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP: Salary (Spouse)
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 (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.
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.
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 0.93 contact hour.
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: I00034672; Approval #: 180004357
|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 (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: 0836-0000-18-154-H01-P
- 1.00 ACPE contact hours
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.93 ANCC contact hours
- 1.00 CCM clock hours
- 1.00 Participation
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