Treatment Considerations in Older Adult Oncology
As the population ages, treatment considerations in older adult patients with cancer become relevant for all specialties. Proper selection of patients is the key to administering effective and safe cancer treatment, including knowing which patients should receive supportive care earlier. The NCCN Guidelines® for Older Adult Oncology outline the approach to decision-making in the older adult and address specific issues related to the management of cancer in older adults, including screening and CGA, assessing the risks and benefits of treatment, preventing or decreasing complications from therapy, optimizing communication with older adults, and managing patients deemed to be at high risk for toxicity from standard treatment.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.
Following this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify challenges associated with cancer treatment and management for older adults
- Summarize treatment considerations for older adults undergoing cancer treatments
- Develop strategies to address the unique supportive care needs of older adults with cancer
Efrat Dotan, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
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.
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 the following relevant financial relationships:
Efrat Dotan, MD
Pfizer, Inc.: Consulting Fees; Grant/Research Support; Honoraria
Eli Lilly and Company: Grant/Research Support
NCCN Staff Disclosures
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Robert W. Carlson, MD; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Wui-Jin Koh, MD; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP; Sarah Weinstein; Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Mary Anne Bergman; Jennifer L. Burns, BS; Susan D. Darlow, PhD; Mary A. Dwyer, MS, CGC; Anita M. Engh, PhD; Ellen Erkess; Deborah A. Freedman-Cass, PhD; Lisa Gurski, PhD; Miranda Hughes, PhD; Alyse Johnson-Chilla; Rashmi Kumar, PhD; Nicole R. McMillian, MS, CHES; Ndiya Ogba, PhD; Lenora Pluchino, PhD; Jillian Scavone, PhD; Dorothy A. Shead, MS; Hema Sundar, PhD
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Griselda Zuccarino-Catania, PhD
Janssen Pharmaceutical Products, LP: 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.
NCCN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 contact hour.
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour (0.075CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-20-048-H01-P
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 3/1/2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
- 0.75 ACPE contact hours
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 ANCC contact hours
- 0.75 Participation
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