Optimizing Outcomes for Patients With Soft-Tissue Sarcomas Through the Multidisciplinary Medical Oncology/Radiation/Surgical Team Approach

A continuing education activity for nurse practitioners, PAs, clinical nurse specialists, advanced degree nurses, oncology and hematology nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC.

Release date: January 26, 2018                        Estimated time to complete activity: 1.0 hours
Expiration date: January 26, 2019

Faculty

Leah Clark, ARNP
Moffitt Cancer Center

David Johnson, PA-C
Moffitt Cancer Center

Arash Naghavi, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Activity Rationale and Purpose

Sarcomas originate from mesenchymal cells and constitute a heterogeneous group of rare solid tumors that have distinct clinical and pathologic features. Overall, they compromise 1% of all adult cancers and 15% of pediatric malignancies. Sarcomas are cancers arising in supportive and connective tissues including bones, tendons, cartilage, muscle, and fat. Those not originating in bone are collectively referred to as soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and are distinct from bone sarcomas. Treatments and outcomes vary widely depending on the type of STS involved. Initial therapy is frequently surgery and radiation; however, with a high recurrence rate, chemotherapy—with its high toxicity profile—is standard first-line therapy. Due to its toxicity and suboptimal efficacy, other treatment options are needed. The variety of types of STS, different tissues of origin, and varying prognoses and treatment options make it challenging for advanced practitioners (APs) to understand how these tumors are classified and treated.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this enduring internet activity is nurse practitioners, PAs, clinical nurse specialists, advanced degree nurses, hematology/oncology nurses, pharmacists, and physicians who specialize in the field of oncology.

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Determine a personalized multidisciplinary approach to soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) patients
  • Discuss the role of surgery and how it is being used in conjunction with other therapies
  • Determine ideal candidates for various forms of adjuvant radiation delivery
  • Identify both the utility of commonly used systemic agents in STS and opportunities for treatment resistant STS
  • Recognize and manage various acute and chronic sequelae from STS treatment

Continuing Education

Statement of Credit—Participants who successfully complete this activity (including the submission of the post-test and evaluation form) will receive a statement of credit.

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology, and the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology. The Annenberg Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 13664, for 1.0 contact hours.

Pharmacists

This knowledge-based accredited education lecture is intended for pharmacists involved in the care of cancer patients. This educational activity is sponsored by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has been assigned ACPE Universal Program # 0797-9999-18-030-H01-P. This program is designated for up to 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy educational credit.

Financial Disclosures

All individuals in positions to control the content of this activity (eg, planners, faculty, content reviewers) are expected to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this continuing education activity. Participants have the responsibility to assess the impact (if any) of the disclosed information on the educational value of the activity.

Faculty

Dr. Naghavi has nothing to disclose.
Mr. Johnson has acted as a consultant and served on the speakers’ bureau for Amgen.
Ms. Clark has served on the speakers’ bureau for Genentech.

Lead Nurse Planner

Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, has nothing to disclose.

Planners

Jeannine Coronna has nothing to disclose.
Claudine Kiffer has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CS, ANP, has nothing to disclose.
Patricia McLafferty has nothing to disclose.
Chris Cherry has nothing to disclose.
Lynn Rubin has nothing to disclose.
Annie Yueh has nothing to disclose.

Content Reviews
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN has nothing to disclose.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
John Bayliss, VP, Business Development, spouse is an employee of Amgen, Inc.; Charles Willis, Director, Continuing Education, consults for Pfizer Inc.; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

Disclaimer

This activity has been designed to provide continuing education that is focused on specific objectives. In selecting educational activities, clinicians should pay special attention to the relevance of those objectives and the application to their particular needs. The intent of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences, Harborside Medical Education, and JADPRO for all educational opportunities is to provide learning that will improve patient care. Clinicians are encouraged to reflect on this activity and its applicability to their own patient population.

The opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and reviewers and do not represent an endorsement by Harborside Medical Education of any specific therapeutics or approaches to diagnosis or patient management.

Product Disclosure

This educational activity may contain discussion of published as well as investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For additional information about approved uses, including approved indications, contraindications, and warnings, please refer to the prescribing information for each product.

How to Earn Credit

Statement of Credit: Participants who successfully complete this activity (including scoring of a minimum of 70% on the learning assessment and complete and submit the evaluation form) will be able to download a statement of credit.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
01/25/2018
Course expires: 
01/26/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ANCC

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/25/2018
Course expires: 
01/26/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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