Key Points on Disparities in Cancer Care
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Key Points on Disparities in Cancer Care

Identifying & Correcting Cancer Care Disparities for Minority Populations: Importance of Non-Oncologist Participation

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A recap of key points presented during the prIME Oncology satellite symposium held on August 1, 2017 in conjunction with the National Medical Association (NMA) Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The eNewsletter’s content and the views expressed therein are those of the presenters and not of NMA.

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CME

CME

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Release Date

Release Date

Sep 30, 2017

Expiration Date

Sep 30, 2018

Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer in 2017

Breast Cancer in African Americans: Opportunities for Reducing Disparities

Cervical Cancer Update 2017

Lynch Syndrome: Hereditary Cancer Risk in Minority Populations

This educational activity is specifically designed to meet the needs of internists, general practitioners, surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, and other healthcare providers.

After successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Employ current evidence-based best practices regarding the utilization of diagnostic tools for patients with prostate cancer
  • Assess the implications of disparities on the diagnosis of patients with breast cancer and utilize strategies to overcome these disparities to improve outcomes
  • Integrate recent data regarding the potential influence of racial disparities on the diagnosis and, ultimately, clinical outcomes of patients with cervical cancer
  • Evaluate the implications of disparities on screening and diagnosis for patients with Lynch syndrome

This educational activity is supported by grants from Astellas; Lilly USA, LLC; and Merck and Co, Inc.

Continuing Education

prIME Oncology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Key Points on Disparities in Cancer Care - prIME Oncology

prIME Oncology designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each newsletter may provide the following credits:

  • Prostate Cancer: 0.25
  • Breast Cancer: 0.25
  • Cervical Cancer: 0.25
  • Lynch Syndrome: 0.25

Provider

This activity is provided by prIME Oncology.

Disclosure Information

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit for this activity. In order to receive credit, participants must successfully complete the online posttest and activity evaluation. Your participation in this CME activity will be recorded in prIME Oncology’s database. However, upon request, your CME credit certificate will be emailed to you. Technical requirements may be found under the Terms of Use.

A link to the posttest is available on the newsletter page.

In order to receive credit, participants must successfully complete the online posttest with 75% or higher.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

prIME Oncology assesses relevant financial relationships with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. Any potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by prIME Oncology for fairness, balance, and scientific objectivity of data, as well as patient care recommendations. prIME Oncology is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial entity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interest related to the content of this activity:

Dr Brown has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships to report. She has agreed to disclose any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products referenced in her presentation.

Dr Burnett has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Astellas, Auxillium, Inc., Genomic Health Inc., Reflexonic LLC, and Vivus. He also received contracted research fees from American Medical Systems/Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Medispec, and Pfizer. He has agreed to disclose any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products referenced in his presentation.

Dr Hall has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships to report. He has agreed to disclose any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products referenced in his presentation.

Dr Mitchell has disclosed that she has received fees for participation in advisory or review activities from Novartis. She has agreed to disclose any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products referenced in her presentation.

Dr Newman has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships to report. She has agreed to disclose any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products referenced in her presentation.

The employees of prIME Oncology have disclosed:

  • Lee Lokey, MD (medical director content reviewer/planner) – no relevant financial relationships
  • Zach Hartman, PhD (scientific content reviewer/planner) – Stock ownership in Advaxis, Inc., and Ariad Pharmaceuticals.
  • Amy Furedy, RN, OCN (scientific content reviewer/planner) – no relevant financial relationships
  • Jessica Mastrodomenico, MPH (editorial content reviewer) – no relevant financial relationships

Disclaimer

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 patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.