Early diagnosis of rare tumors arising in silent regions is a major challenge and the principal obstacle to curative therapy. Refractoriness to currently-available therapies is the other obstacle. Both of these limitations require further research and clinical application of new findings. The general term of hepatobiliary cancers encompasses a wide range of malignancies from the very rare gall bladder and bile duct cancers to the more common--especially in Chinese patients infected with hepatitis viruses--hepatocellular cancer and its more rare variants. Gaps exist along the trajectory of these diseases, starting with early and accurate diagnosis and rational use of biomarkers through decisions about surgery and relief of symptoms (e.g. biliary obstruction, pain, ascites), to the selection and application of optimal local and systemic therapies.
Date:May 04, 2017
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (PT)
Location:City of Hope, Visitor Center, 1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010
Event Is:At the end of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:
Objectives:At the end of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:
Who should attend:Medical Oncologists, Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Surgical Oncologists, Radiologists, Radiation Oncologists and other allied health care professionals who treat patients hepatobiliary malignancies
CME credits:ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course: • AMA PRA Category1™ (1.5) The following may apply AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for license renewal: Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 1.5 credit hour(s) toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). CME may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number. Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™ accreditedTM