Spotlight on Stomach Cancer Symposium

Variability exists in the optimal treatment and multidisciplinary management of gastric cancer.  Less than 40% of patients receive adequate lymph node dissection/evaluation required for proper staging of gastric cancer.  Extensive variability also exists in prescribing practices for advanced disease by medical oncologists. The gap exists because of differing standards of gastric cancer care based on variable incidence in worldwide regions.  Incidence of disease is relatively low in the U.S. resulting in low surgical volumes and expertise outside of tertiary centers with high risk of complications, and ever evolving therapeutic strategies in the management of gastric cancer patients.  The relatively low incidence in the U.S. also leads to some knowledge deficits in newest systemic therapy approaches and latest clinical trials of promising new agents.

EVENT DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Date:November 11, 2017

Time: 08:00 AM - 04:40 PM (PT)

Location:Cooper Auditorium, City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010

Event Is:

  • Outline the optimum treatment strategies for all stages of gastric cancer and possible alternative options
  • Assess patients who require genetic counseling for risk assessment for gastric cancer
  • Identify patients who may benefit from enrollment in a clinical trial
  • Discuss with patients effective methods of improving nutritional difficulties or refer patients to appropriate supportive services when necessary for stress related to cancer and nutritional deficit related to gastric cancer

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

Objectives:

  • Outline the optimum treatment strategies for all stages of gastric cancer and possible alternative options
  • Assess patients who require genetic counseling for risk assessment for gastric cancer
  • Identify patients who may benefit from enrollment in a clinical trial
  • Discuss with patients effective methods of improving nutritional difficulties or refer patients to appropriate supportive services when necessary for stress related to cancer and nutritional deficit related to gastric cancer

Who should attend:

Primary care physicians, medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practicioners and other allied health care providers, as well as community members and care givers of patients with gastric cancer

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 for a maximum of 6.75 AMA Category 1 Credit(s). The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course: •  AMA PRA Category1™  (6.75) Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 6.75 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.TM

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