The Role of Risk Evaluation in Minimizing Recurrence and Metastasis in Patients with cSCC Undergoing Surgical Intervention
Nikhil I. Khushalani, MD
Vice Chair and Senior Member, Cutaneous Oncology
Chief, Medical Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center
This enduring activity is focused on the management of patients with advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of surgical dermatologists, Mohs surgeons, surgical oncologists, dermatologists, and other healthcare practitioners who care for patients with advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:
- Compare the relative effectiveness of tumor staging systems for the identification of patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) at high-risk of recurrence or metastasis
- Utilize tumor staging and risk evaluation to stratify candidates for Mohs micrographic surgery, standard excision, or nonsurgical interventions and discuss the benefits and risks of each therapeutic option
- Evaluate guidelines for surgical and pharmacologic treatment of cSCC based on clinical trial data
- Identify patients with unresectable cSCC who would benefit from targeted systemic therapy
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in treating patients with advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE Accreditation Statement: Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:
Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
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DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Nikhil I Khushalani, MD, discloses that he has received research funding (Institute) from BMS, Merck, Amgen, GSK, HUYA, Regeneron, Novartis, Celgene. He is on the Advisory Boards/has received honoraria from HUYA, BMS, EMD Serono, Genentech, Regeneron, Immunocore, Merck, Sanofi. He is on the Data Safety Monitoring Board for AstraZeneca and Incyte. Dr. Khushalani owns stock in TransEnterix, Bellicum, and Amarin Corporation.
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CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse. The reviewer has nothing to disclose.
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