This CME-certified Webcast contains video and downloadable slides from 8th Annual W. Montague Cobb/NMA Scientific Symposium and Lectureship - Navigating the Complex World of Cancer Diagnosis and Care: How Can We Minimize Disparities?, a prIME Oncology educational activity that was held on July 28, 2013 during the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP
Patient navigation programs: Tools for reducing disparities in access to diagnosis and treatment of cancer
Harold P. Freeman, MD
Case #1: Metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Nasser Hanna, MD
Case #2: Gastric malignancy
David Ilson, MD, PhD
Case #3: Prostate cancer
Michael Carducci, MD
- Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Michael Carducci, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
- Harold P. Freeman, MD
Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute
New York, New York, United States
- Nasser Hanna, MD
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
- David Ilson, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States
This activity is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals involved and/or interested in racial disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes.
After successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to better:
- Identify the implications of disparities on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer and employ available resources that can overcome these disparities when appropriate
- Employ current evidence-based best practices when treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer and integrate recent data regarding the potential influence of disparities on clinical outcomes
- Integrate recent data from trials investigating novel therapeutic approaches for gastric cancer and use effective patient navigation practices to enhance patient outcomes
- Incorporate novel therapies and approaches to castration-resistant prostate cancer and consider the potential impact of disparities on patient management and outcomes
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published or and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The sponsors and supporters of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsors and supporters of this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.