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Dr. James Johnston presents on cancer treatments the long term effects on kidney function. He provides a general overview on what to recognize when treating patients.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Identify renal complications related to cancer and its treatments.
  • Describe analytic approaches to renal disorders in this group of patients.
  • Identify when to refer to nephrology.

Reading Resources:

  1. Inker, L., Perrone, R. (2014) Assessment of kidney function. UpToDate. Retrieved from
  2. Magee, C. (2016). Overview of renal disease associated with malignancy. UpToDate. Retrieved from
  3. Merchan, J. (2016). Chemotherapy-realted nephrotoxicity and dose modification in patients with renal insufficiency. UpToDate. Retrieved from 


Dr. Johnston has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any 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 1 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. 

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Release Date: 6/14/2016 | Last Modified On: 6/14/2016 | Expires: 6/14/2017

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