Miami Cancer Institute Multispecialty Grand Rounds – Total Neoadjuvant Therapy and Other New Practice Shifts for Rectal Cancer

February 8, 2021

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.

Target Audience

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.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify and recognize new clinical data that supports total neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer.
  • Assess the limitations and benefits of nonoperative management approach.  


Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/08/2021 - 7:30am EST
Event ends: 
02/08/2021 - 8:30am EST
Live Webinar
United States

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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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-680158, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hour for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists and Respiratory Therapists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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