Join Dr. Josie van Londen for an overview of issues relevant to the management of breast cancer survivors including breast cancer survival trends, symptoms, recurrence, and participation in UPMC's Cancer Survivorship Program.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Improve management of cancer surveillance testing in breast cancer survivors, which will allow more appropriate utilization of health care
  • Improve (multi-disciplinary) management of cancer survivor's symptoms, which will allow more appropriate utilization of health care and improve survivor's quality of life (and survival)
  • Implement encouragement of health behavior improvements, which will improve overall and likely cancer related outcomes

Reading Resources:

  1. Burstein et al., J Clin Oncol 2010;28:3784
  2. CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – March 11, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivorship/
  3. Calle et al., NEJM 2003;
  4. Campbell et al., JCO 2011
  5. Goodwin et al., JCO 2012;
  6. Hanchate et al., JGIM 2010.
  7. Hershman et al., Breast Cancer Res Treatment 2011.
  8. McTiernan et al., JCO 2010;
  9. Ruddy et al., CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 2009.
  10. Schmitz et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2007
  11. Shulman et al., JOP 2009
  12. Shapiro et al., J Cancer Surviv 2009

Disclosures:

Dr. van Londen has 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 1.0 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu 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: 5/24/2012 | Last Modified On: 2/9/2016 | Expires: 2/9/2017

Dr. Londen provides an overview of cancer survival numbers. She discusses cancer recurrence, as well as UPMC's Cancer

Survivorship Programs.

Educational objectives:

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

Improve management of cancer surveillance testing in breast cancer survivors, which will allow more appropriate utilization

of health care
Improve (multi-disciplinary) management of cancer survivor's symptoms, which will allow more appropriate utilization of

health care and improve survivor's quality of life (and survival)
Implement encouragement of health behavior improvements, which will improve overall and likely cancer related outcomes

Reading Resources:



Disclosures:



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

CreditsTM. 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 1.0 contact

hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu 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: 5/10/2011 | Last Modified On: 5/10/2011 | Expires: 5/9/2012
This course has been expired.