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Part Three: Cancer Survivorship Conference

Dr. Marci Nilsen presents on delivering multidisciplinary care to survivors of head and neck Cancer and discusses the changing epidemiology, late and long-term treatments effects survivors may experience, and models of care for survivors of head and neck cancer.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the changing epidemiology of head and neck cancer
  • Discuss the models of care for survivors of head and neck cancer
  • Identify the late and long-term treatments effects survivors may experience

Reading Resources:

  1. Nekhlyudov, L., Lacchetti, C., Davis, N. B., Garvey, T. Q., Goldstein, D. P., Nunnink, J. C., . . . Siu, L. L. Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Endorsement of the American Cancer Society Guideline. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 0(0), JCO.2016.2071.8478. doi: 10.1200/jco.2016.71.8478
  2. Cohen, E. E., LaMonte, S. J., Erb, N. L., Beckman, K. L., Sadeghi, N., Hutcheson, K. A., . . . Pratt-Chapman, M. L. (2016). American Cancer Society Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline. CA Cancer J Clin, 66(3), 203-239. doi: 10.3322/caac.2134
  3. Chaturvedi, A. K., Engels, E. A., Pfeiffer, R. M., Hernandez, B. Y., Xiao, W., Kim, E., . . . Cozen, W. (2011). Human papillomavirus and rising oropharyngeal cancer incidence in the United States. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 29(32), 4294-4301.


Dr. Nilsen has reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 10/3/2017 | Last Modified On: 10/3/2017 | Expires: 10/3/2018


Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN

Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN Assistant Professor
Acute & Tertiary Care
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