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Dr. Marcus Malek provides an in depth overview of several childhood solid tumors which include Neuroblastoma, Wilms, Rhabdomyosarcoma, and Lung Metastases.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Improve recognition of signs and symptoms of various solid tumors of childhood
  • Demonstrate the prognostic factors and risk grouping of children with solid tumors and how that effects initial and ongoing treatment
  • Implement communication with a Children’s Oncology Group Center for childhood solid tumors 

Reading Resources:

  1. Davidoff AM. Neuroblastoma. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 2012;21:2-14.
  2. Nuchtern JG, London WB, Barnewolt CE, et al. A prospective study of expectant observation as perimary therapy for neuroblastoma in young infants: A Children’s Oncology Group study. Annals of Surgery 256(4): 573-580, 2012
  3. Shamberger RC. Long-term outcomes for infants with very low risk Wilms tumor treated with surgery alone in National Wilms Tumor Study-5. Ann Surg 251 (3): 555-8, 2010. 


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

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 1.25 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 (0.125) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.25 contact hour.

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This activity provides AMA/ACCME Category I CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Release Date: 9/24/2015 | Last Modified On: 9/24/2015 | Expires: 9/26/2016

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