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Dr. Edward Prochownik reviews new concepts in the understanding of cancer, including how technology has impacted cancer diagnosis and treatment.  He also highlights the remaining challenges.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Review new concepts in the understanding of cancer
  • Discuss how technology has impacted cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Discuss the remaining challenges in cancer treatment

Reading Resources:

  1. Ley  et al. DNA Sequencing of a Cytogenetically Normal Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Genome. Nature. 2008. 456:66-72. 
  2. Prochownik EV & Vogt PK. Therapeutic Targeting of Myc. Genes Cancer. 1: 650-659 (2010).
  3. Yin X et al. Low Molecular Weight Inhibitors of Myc–Max Interaction and Function. Oncogene. 22:6151-6159 (2003).


Dr. Prochownik has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

• Grant/research support NIH, St. Baldrick’s Foundation

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 1.0 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 (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at 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: 11/6/2014 | Last Modified On: 2/3/2017 | Expires: 2/3/2017

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