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Challenging Cases in Colorectal Cancer: Oncologist and Nurse Investigators Consult on Actual Patients from the Practices of the Invited Faculty
Released July 2013

Video excerpts from the first in a series of 6 integrated symposia held at the 2013 ONS Annual Congress. Featuring perspectives from Drs Charles S Fuchs and Axel Grothey and Ms Jessica Mitchell and Tammy Triglianos. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists involved in the treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC).

    OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    Cancer of the colon and rectum is the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of death among all neoplasms in the United States, accounting for approximately 9% of all cancer deaths. In the year 2013 it is estimated that 102,480 new cases of colon cancer and 40,340 new cases of rectal cancer will be documented in the US, representing a continued decline over the past 2 decades thought to be related to improvements in detection and treatment. Current therapeutic management of CRC is dependent on tumor stage at the time of initial diagnosis, status of surgical margins, patient performance status, age, prior treatment exposure and sites of metastasis for those with disease recurrence or de novo advanced cancer. Although these variables are helpful in guiding selection of treatment, the introduction of novel biomarkers, multigene signatures and molecular-targeted systemic agents has significantly refined the clinical algorithm such that individualized therapeutic approaches have become the standard. This paradigm shift presents a challenge to practicing oncologists and other members of the treatment team who must grapple with the presentation of ambiguous data sets and their immediate impact on management decisions. These factors support the pivotal position of nurses as caregivers, communicators and educators in the comprehensive care of patients with CRC.

    These video proceedings from the firth part of a 6-part integrated CNE curriculum originally held at the 2013 ONS Annual Congress feature discussions with leading gastrointestinal cancer investigators and their nursing counterparts regarding actual patient cases and recent clinical research findings affecting the optimal therapeutic and supportive care for each patient scenario. By providing information on the latest research developments in the context of expert perspectives, this CNE activity will assist oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists with the formulation of state-of-the-art clinical management strategies to facilitate optimal care of patients with CRC.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Apply existing and emerging research data to the therapeutic and supportive care of patients with metastatic CRC (mCRC).
    • Use case-based learning to gain familiarity with new therapeutic strategies for mCRC in order to facilitate improved counseling for patients.
    • Develop an evidence-based algorithm for the prevention and amelioration of side effects associated with chemotherapeutic and biologic agents used in the management of mCRC.
    • Identify opportunities to enhance the collaborative role of oncology nurses in the comprehensive biopsychosocial care of patients with mCRC to optimize clinical and quality-of-life outcomes.
    • Recall ongoing trials of investigational approaches and agents in mCRC, and consent and refer patients for study participation.

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
    Research To Practice is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    HOW TO USE THIS CNE ACTIVITY
    This CNE activity consists of a video component. The participant should watch the video.


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CONTENT VALIDATION AND DISCLOSURES
    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. We assess potential conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CNE activities. Real or apparent conflicts of interest are identified and resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process. In addition, all activity content is reviewed by both a member of the RTP scientific staff and an external, independent physician reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

    FACULTY — The following faculty (and their spouses/partners) reported real or apparent conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:

    Charles S Fuchs, MD, MPH
    Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer
    Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Advisory Committee: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Pfizer Inc, Sanofi.

    Axel Grothey, MD
    Professor of Oncology
    Department of Medical Oncology
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, Minnesota

    Contracted Research: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly USA LLC.

    Jessica Mitchell, RN, CNP, MPH
    Certified Nurse Practitioner
    GI Medical Oncology
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, Minnesota

    Advisory Committee: Amgen Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.

    Tammy Triglianos, RN, MS, APRN, BC, AOCNP
    GI Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    No real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

    MODERATORDr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME/CNE activities from the following commercial interests: AbbVie Inc, Algeta US, Allos Therapeutics, Amgen Inc, ArQule Inc, Astellas, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Foundation Medicine Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Incyte Corporation, Lilly USA LLC, Medivation Inc, Merck, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Mundipharma International Limited, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc and Teva Oncology.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose.

    This educational activity contains discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the Food and Drug Administration. Research To Practice does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. The opinions expressed are those of the presenters and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantors.

    This activity is supported by educational grants from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Genentech BioOncology.

    Hardware/Software Requirements:
    A high-speed Internet connection  
    A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
    Internet Explorer 7 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later, Chrome, Safari 3.0 or later
    Adobe Flash Player 10.2 plug-in or later
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

    There is no implied or real endorsement of any product by RTP or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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