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Program Detail

Release Date: September-27-11
Credit Expiration Date: September-27-12


Walter M. Stadler, MD
Fred C. Buffett Professor of Medicine
Director, Genitourinary Program
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Credit Hours

1 credit hour


Online Presentation

Program Description


Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and economic burden. This disease accounts for 90% of all kidney cancers (which are the seventh and ninth most common cancers in men and women, respectively), and is associated with a 5-year survival of 10% in the case of metastasis. The standard of care for advanced RCC has changed significantly with the development of novel targeting agents. Within the past 4 years, 6 agents have been added to the armamentarium for advanced RCC, leading to revised recommendations, which were based on what little clinical data were available.

RCC is a challenging condition to treat, as many patients demonstrate relative resistance to radiation and chemotherapy, and postsurgical recurrence is a frequent phenomenon. The challenges associated with advanced RCC treatment are compounded by the unrelenting flow of clinical findings and research being published on an annual basis. It is imperative that oncologists be aware of best practices associated with the treatment of advanced RCC in order to achieve optimal outcomes in individuals with advanced RCC. The goal of continuing education activities for oncologists must be to expand their knowledge and competency in best practices related to advanced RCC.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed for oncologists, oncology nurses, and other medical professionals interested and involved in the treatment of patients with RCC.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Review the key evidence for treatment practices for advanced and metastatic RCC.
  2. Discuss optimal treatment strategies for advanced RCC utilizing approved systematic therapies and late-breaking clinical data.
  3. Outline strategies for appropriate discontinuation of therapy based on best available evidence.
  4. Summarize how approved agents and therapeutic combinations for advanced RCC may be associated with improved outcomes.
  5. Describe the emerging landscape of investigational agents for advanced and metastatic RCC.
  6. Outline tumor staging and site-specific prognostic indicators for RCC per guidelines and standards.


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Dr. Stadler: Consultant: Novartis, Pfizer/Wyeth, Roche/Genentech, Takeda, Caremark/CVS, Aveo, NCI/SAIC-Frederick; Speakers Bureau: Pfizer;
Grant/Research Support: Active Biotech, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Novartis, Genentech (Roche), GlaxoSmithKline, Medarex, Medivation, Solvay (Abbott), Pfizer, ImClone (Lilly), Amgen, Takeda (Millenium), NIH, CALGB; Stockholder: Abbott (Spouse).

Planning Committee Disclosure Statement
Planning committee members have no financial relationships to disclose.

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Credit Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education and Medical Communications Media, Inc. University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

University of Cincinnati designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Commercial Support Statements

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech BioOncology.

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