Therapeutic Advances in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Last Modified: November 6, 2005

Conference Dates: March 3-4, 2006
Conference Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Sponsoring Group: The CBCE

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  1. Evaluate the results of recent clinical trials using novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies.
  2. Assess the efficacy and safety of the addition of antiangiogenic agents when added to standard chemotherapy regimens, and consider the survival benefits the addition of these agents may provide your appropriate patients with colorectal cancer.
  3. Understand the rationale for using anti–epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) agents as single-agent treatments, or as added components to cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens, and the potential survival benefits the addition of an anti-EGFR agent may confer on your patients with gastrointestinal cancer.
  4. Explain how a genetic profile could aid in prospectively identifying the optimal chemotherapy treatment for your patients with colorectal cancer.
  5. Recognize signs and symptoms of the common toxicities associated with targeted agents currently used in the treatment of colorectal cancer and evaluate the best methods to manage them.

Who Should Attend: Physicians, Nurses, and othe Health-Care Professionals

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Continuing Education: Yes