In this online CME self-learning program:
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. While a majority of patients are diagnosed before their disease has metastasized, a fifth of patients have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Early detection and screening have been shown to significantly reduce CRC mortality, and screening is widely recommended for average-risk adults beginning at age 50 years, (as well as earlier for individuals at higher risk). Since the mid-1990s, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society, and other groups have recommended several modalities for screening: fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and barium enema. Recent years have seen the addition of newer screening technologies, including stool DNA, computed tomographic colonography, and capsule endoscopy.
Healthcare professionals including: medical oncologists, primary care physicians, pathologists, gastroenterologists, and managed care medical care directors; physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists specializing in oncology; and other clinicians who are involved in providing diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with CRC.
This program is supported by educational grants from Merck.
Learners may participate in this activity free of charge.
Release Date: February 03, 2021 -- Expiration Date: February 03, 2023
Faculty: Kurt Melstrom, MD
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Faculty Disclosure: Kurt A. Melstrom, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Assistant Clinical Professor, City of Hope, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Disclosure of Peer Reviewer: Daniel I-Hsin Chu, MD, FACS, FASCRS, discloses that he has recieved compensation from federal government research grants.
Disclosure of Peer Reviewer: Farshid Dayyani, MD discloses that he has received compensation from research grants and/or consulting fees from Deciphera, Eisai, Excelis, Ipsen, QED, Signatera, Sirtex, AZD, BMS, Taiho, Merck, Genentech, FIM, Amgen, and Array.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, CEO of ScientiaCME, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by educational grants from Merck.
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