Oncology Today and Puget Sound Cancer Centers
Last Modified: September 14, 2007
Conference Dates: Thursday, November 13, 2007
Conference Location: Lynnwood Convention Center
Sponsoring Group: Oncology Today and Puget Sound Cancer Centers
Topics Covered: Hosted by community oncology practices, the CME/CE accredited series of multidisciplinary case-based meetings, Trends and Challenges in Community Oncology: A Focus on Lung Cancer, offers local cancer-care providers the benefits of tumor boards that are not always available in the community setting. In each meeting, a brief didactic lecture by a national expert in the field of lung cancer will precede presentations of difficult case-vignettes by local physicians. Through discussion with each other and the expert faculty, participants will take away a multidisciplinary opinion to assist in formulating and delivering optimal cancer-fighting strategies for their patients.
Conference Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, you will be able to:
Who Should Attend: This continuing medical education program is intended for community-based medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; hematologists; and fellows. Internists, general/family practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and mid-level practitioners involved in the care of cancer patients are welcome to attend.
6:00PM–6:30PM Registration and Reception
6:30PM–6:40PM Welcome and Introductory Remarks
6:40PM–7:25PM Topic Overview
Antiangiogenesis therapies in lung cancer: patient selection for maximal therapeutic efficacy and minimal toxicities
7:25PM–8:25PM Case-Study Presentations & Discussion
8:25PM–8:30PM Closing Remarks
Registration Information: Additional course information, please call Dawn Riggenbach (281) 423-2683
Conference Fees: FREE
Continuing Education: Yes
Miscellany: Program Faculty: Ronald B. Natale, MD; Program Chair and Moderator: Dr. Richard A. McGee
Jan 31, 2013 - Early palliative care clinic visits, integrated with standard oncologic care for patients with metastatic lung cancer, emphasize symptom management, coping, and psychosocial aspects of illness, according to research published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.