Miami Cancer Institute Multispecialty Grand Rounds – Total Neoadjuvant Therapy and Other New Practice Shifts for Rectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer represents a major public health problem as the second leading cause of cancer‐related mortality in the United States. The current standard‐of‐care approach includes curative‐intent surgery, often after preoperative (neoadjuvant) radiotherapy, to increase rates of tumor down‐staging, clinical and pathologic response, as well as improving surgical resection quality. During this conference Dr. George will discuss the limitations and benefits of nonoperative management treatment approach.
Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Hematology Oncologists, Radiation Therapists, General Surgeons, General Practitioners, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Patient Navigators and all other interested healthcare professionals.
- Identify and recognize new clinical data that supports total neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer.
- Assess the limitations and benefits of nonoperative management approach.
Thomas J. George, M.D., FACP
Professor and Director GI Oncology Program
Associate Director for Clinical Research
University of Florida Health Cancer Center
Thomas J. George, M.D., indicated that he has received research funding from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, AstraZeneca, Lilly, Bayer, Incyte, Tesaro, Pharmacyclics, Ipsen, Seattle Genetics and Genentech. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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