STATEMENT OF NEED
Kidney cancer accounts for approximately 4% of all cancer diagnoses in the United States. An estimated 73,750 new cases are reported annually and 14,830 people die of the disease. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which comprises nearly 90% of all kidney cancers, is characterized by a lack of early warning signs, diverse clinical manifestations, and resistance to radiation and chemotherapy. Due to its often asymptomatic presentation, many patients have advanced disease at diagnosis, which is associated with poor outcomes. The 5-year survival rate for patients with regional RCC is only 70% and drops to a dismal 12% for those with distant metastases.
Oncology and urology nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with RCC.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Learning objectives apply to all professions in the target audience. There are no prerequisites for this activity.
Laura S. Wood, RN, MSN, OCN® (Chairperson)
Renal Cancer Research Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center
There is no fee to participate in or claim NCPD credit for this activity.
Nursing Continuing Professional Development
i3 Health is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.0 contact hour may be earned by learners who successfully complete this nursing continuing professional development activity.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15824, for 1.0 contact hour.
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Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:
Laura S. Wood, RN, MSN, OCN® discloses that she has served on the speakers' bureau for Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck. She has also served as a consultant for Eisai.
The i3 Health planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
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
i3 Health requires 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.
This information is intended solely for continuing education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.
The information provided at this NCPD activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from Exelixis, Inc. This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Eisai and Merck.
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