STATEMENT OF NEED
Sarcomas, which represent 1% to 2% of adult cancers, are a rare, heterogeneous group of neoplasms originating in the connective tissue. Soft tissue sarcomas, which begin in the muscle, tendons, fat, lymph, blood vessels, and nerves, encompass more than 80 histological subtypes. Approximately 25% of patients develop metastatic disease after curative-intent surgery, and for these patients, treatment options are limited and prognosis is very poor. In recent decades, the identification of genetic alterations in soft tissue sarcoma has led to the rise of targeted therapy, significantly expanding the therapeutic landscape. Remaining up to date on pathological characteristics and emerging data on novel therapies is crucial (Riskjell et al, 2023; NCI, 2023). In this Virtual Tumor Board, Shreyaskumar R. Patel, MD, Medical Director of the Sarcoma Center at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Kathleen Polson, NP, Nurse Practitioner at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Brian Rubin, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, will present cases and explore multidisciplinary strategies to optimize treatment outcomes for patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma.
Medical/surgical/radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, oncology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with soft tissue sarcoma.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to
- Distinguish patient and tumor characteristics that can inform personalized therapeutic approaches in soft tissue sarcoma
- Evaluate emerging data on novel therapies for soft tissue sarcoma
- Appraise multidisciplinary strategies to optimize treatment outcomes of patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma
Shreyaskumar R. Patel, MD
Robert R. Herring Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Center Medical Director, Sarcoma Center
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kathleen Polson, NP
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brian Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Chairman, Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
There is no fee to participate in or claim CME/NCPD credit for this activity.
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i3 Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in Medical Knowledge from the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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Nursing Continuing Professional Development
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- Care Continuum (OCN®, CBCN®, CPHON®, AOCNP®)
- Oncology Nursing Practice (OCN®)
- Symptom Management, Palliative Care, Supportive Care (OCN®, CPHON®, AOCNP®)
- Treatment (OCN®, CBCN®, AOCNP®, CPHON®)
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Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:
The i3 Health planners, reviewers, and managers have nothing to disclose.
Shreyaskumar R. Patel, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Kathleen Polson, NP, has served as a consultant for Deciphera.
Brian P. Rubin, MD, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
i3 Health has mitigated all relevant financial relationships.
INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT
In order to receive credit for this activity, participants must submit a completed evaluation at the end of the activity.
TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR VIRTUAL CME | NCPD ACTIVITIES
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- The Internet browser(s) supported and minimum versions of each required by the learner to complete the online activity.
- The minimum memory, storage, processor, and Internet speeds require by the learner to complete the online activity.
UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE
i3 Health requires CME/NCPD faculty (speakers) to disclose to attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved), as well as any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling.
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This activity has been supported by educational grants from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc and Ipsen.
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