Luis A. Diaz, MD (Chair)
Associate Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Joseph Herman, MD, MSc
Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Wells Messersmith, MD, FACP
Associate Professor & Director,
GI Medical Oncology
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, MD
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgical Oncology
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Estimated amount of time to complete: 1 hour
Virtual Tumor Board
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer in the United States, leading to more than 50,000 deaths annually. Most colorectal cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage in which cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or organs, leading to poor overall survival. A multidisciplinary approach to colorectal cancer care is increasingly recognized as a key element to ensuring optimal use of clinical advances, ultimately improving outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer. Core members of the oncology multidisciplinary team (MDT) include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, interventional radiologists, pathologists, oncology nurses and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with colorectal cancer. Oncologists and other members of the oncology MDT have an opportunity to improve outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer by increasing collaboration with other team members to incorporate the latest therapeutic advances into the management of colorectal cancer.
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Activity goal: The goal of this continuing medical education activity is to optimize outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer by improving multidisciplinary approaches to colorectal cancer management.
Clinical case #1 presented by radiation oncologist: patient with stage III rectal cancer
o Discussion: Medical, radiation, surgical oncologist approaches
o MDT approaches to rectal cancer
Clinical case #2 presented by colorectal surgeon: patient with newly diagnosed rectal cancer and liver metastases
o Discussion: Medical, radiation, surgical oncologist approaches
o MDT approaches in the metastatic setting
o The importance of and strategies for multidisciplinary team collaboration
This activity is intended for medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists as well as pathologists, gastroenterologists, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers interested and involved in the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer.
There are no prerequisites for participating in this activity.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Implement strategies to increase communication and collaboration among the oncology multidisciplinary team in the management of patients with colorectal cancer.
Develop multidisciplinary approaches to reduce the risk of recurrence in patients with high-risk disease.
Outline opportunities for the multidisciplinary oncology team to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Identify clinical trials for which patients with colorectal cancer may be eligible.
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Luis Diaz - Consultant: Morphotek, Stock Personal Genome Dx, Inostics
Wells Messersmith - Grants/Research: Bayer, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Millenium, Roche. Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Genentech
Miguel Rodriguez-Bigas - Honoraria: Genomic Health
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Wells Messersmith: Grants/Research: Bayer, Genentech, Pfizer, Roche
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Supported by an educational grant from Genentech.
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