Provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals and Celgene Corporation.
Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD, reviews the molecular pathogenesis and genetics of pancreatic cancer, and outcomes for different subsets of patients; talks about identifying patients who should be referred for management to a high-volume treatment center; and discusses the importance of clinical trial participation that takes into account the patient treatment goals, as well as identifying patient subgroups that may differentially benefit from certain types of therapies – ie, moving toward precision medicine in this disease.
This activity is intended for oncologists and other health care providers who care for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Review the outcomes for different subsets of patients with pancreatic cancer
Identify patients who should be referred for management at a high-volume treatment center
Apply the NCCN guidelines to develop treatment plans
Develop a personal policy for discussing clinical trial participation with patients that takes into account the low enrollment into trials, the need for trial participation, and patient treatment goals
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In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:
Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD Section Head Hepatopancreaticobiliary & Neuroendocrine Cancers Gastrointestinal Oncology Service Associate Director David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research Attending Physician, Member Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Professor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College New York, New York
The staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.
Additional content planners Constantin A. Dasanu, MD, PhD (peer reviewer) has no significant relationship to disclose. Emir Hadzik, PhD (medical writer) has no significant relationship to disclose.
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The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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