STATEMENT OF NEED
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. An estimated 145,600 new cases are diagnosed annually and 51,020 people die of the disease. When detected and treated early at a localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 90%. However, because CRC initially exhibits no symptoms and the use of routine screening is suboptimal, most patients are diagnosed at later stages. Approximately 21% of patients present with metastatic disease, which is associated with a 5-year survival rate of only 14%.
Medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, oncology advanced practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with CRC.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
John Strickler, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC point in 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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Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, MD, discloses that he has served as a consultant for Array Biopharma, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daichii Sankyo, Eisai, Genentech, Incyte, Ipsen, Janssen, Merck, Natera, Seattle Genetics, Sobi, and TreosBio. He has served on the scientific advisory board for Imugene, Immuneering, and Sun Biopharma. Dr. Bekaii-Saab has also served on the data monitoring committee for 1Globe, AstraZeneca, Exelixis, Lilly, and PanCan. He has received research support from Abgenomics, Amgen, Array Biopharma, Bayer, Boston Biomedical, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Clovis, Genentech, Incyte, Ipsen, Lilly, Merck, and Seattle Genetics.
John Strickler, MD, discloses that he has served on the advisory board for Amgen, Bayer, Natera, OncoMed, and Seattle Genetics. He has also served as a consultant for Amgen, Bayer, and Seattle Genetics. Dr. Strickler has received research support from Abbvie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Curegenix, Exelixis, Nektar, Roche, Sanofi, and Seattle Genetics.
INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT
In order to receive credit for this activity, participants must submit a completed evaluation at the end of the activity.
UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amgen.
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