Smoking Cessation in Patients with Cancer

Providing care for patients with cancer who smoke poses unique challenges for oncology teams already managing a complex disease, and standardized guidance on effective smoking cessation interventions for patients with cancer is needed. NCCN recommends evidence-based approaches to pharmacotherapy and behavior therapy in order to help primary oncology teams to provide cessation support tailored to their patients’ needs.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of the interprofessional oncology care team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other relevant health care professionals who manage the care of patients with lung cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of a smoking cessation treatment plan, including pharmacotherapy and behavior therapy. 
  • Apply the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) to assess and document patient smoking history and recommend appropriate cessation treatment. 
  • Counsel patients about the impact of smoking and the benefits of smoking cessation on cancer treatment and patient outcomes
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Takeda Oncology

This activity is supported by a grant from Pfizer Inc.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Incyte.

This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Varian Medical Systems Educational Grant Corporate Fund, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 0.75 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.76 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.75 Participation
Course opens: 
12/17/2019
Course expires: 
12/17/2020
Cost:
$0.00

Catherine Burdalski, PharmD, BCOP, TTS
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center an Johns Hopkins

Margaret Lang, MSN, CRNP
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center an Johns Hopkins

 

NCCN Medical Education Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support (the provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests [SCS 1, 2 and 6] by experts on the topics). 

Per the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter. A complete list of individuals’ relationships with external entities is available upon request.

Definitions  

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. 

Faculty Disclaimers  

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.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Catherine Burdalski, PharmD, BCOP, TTS
Margaret Lang, MSN, CRNP

NCCN Staff Disclosures 

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 Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan, CMP; Sarah Sinclair; 
Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP

The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:

Jennifer L. Burns, BS; Susan D. Darlow, PhD; Miranda Hughes, PhD; Alyse Johnson-Chilla; 
Ann Karosas, RPh, BCOP; Rashmi Kumar, PhD; Jillian Scavone, PhD
(employed by NCCN until 7.26.19)

The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:

Griselda Zuccarino-Catania, PhD
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP: Spouse Salary

In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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.

Nurses
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.76 contact hours.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-19-109-H01-P

Physician Assistants
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 12/17/2020. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 0.75 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.76 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.75 Participation

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/17/2019
Course expires: 
12/17/2020

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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