Pancreatic Cancer Case Review – Latest Therapy to Improve Outcomes

This interactive case-based course walks through a real-life scenario to assess the patient's history, review evidence-based data supporting best practices in pancreatic cancer care and answer questions about the factors in identifying, diagnosing, and treating pancreatic cancer. The course includes information about the different types of pancreatic cancers, and the genetic and non-genetic factors that predispose patients to developing the disease.

Target Audience

Emergency department physicians, internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses, and all interested physicians. 

Learning Objectives

  • Screen patients who present to the emergency department with symptoms associated with possible diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  
  • Recognize patients who would benefit from receiving abdominal imaging to rule out pancreatic tumors or disease. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Zhang, L., Sanagapalli, S., & Stoita, A. (2018). Challenges in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. World journal of gastroenterology, 24(19), 2047–2060.
  • Zaheer, A., Singh, V. K., Qureshi, R. O., & Fishman, E. K. (2013). The revised Atlanta classification for acute pancreatitis: updates in imaging terminology and guidelines. Abdominal imaging, 38(1), 125–136.
  • Asbun, H. J., Conlon, K., Fernandez-Cruz, L., Friess, H., Shrikhande, S. V., Adham, M., Bassi, C., Bockhorn, M., Büchler, M., Charnley, R. M., Dervenis, C., Fingerhutt, A., Gouma, D. J., Hartwig, W., Imrie, C., Izbicki, J. R., Lillemoe, K. D., Milicevic, M., Montorsi, M., Neoptolemos, J. P., … International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (2014). When to perform a pancreatoduodenectomy in the absence of positive histology? A consensus statement by the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery. Surgery, 155(5), 887–892.
  • Shaib, W. L., Narayan, A. S., Switchenko, J. M., Kane, S. R., Wu, C., Akce, M., Alese, O. B., Patel, P. R., Maithel, S. K., Sarmiento, J. M., Kooby, D. A., & El-Rayes, B. F. (2019). Role of adjuvant therapy in resected stage IA subcentimeter (T1a/T1b) pancreatic cancer. Cancer, 125(1), 57–67.
     
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
Course opens: 
09/01/2021
Course expires: 
08/31/2024

J. Arturo Fridman, M.D.
Medical Director
Continuing Medical Education
Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Professor of Surgery
Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University

Filipe Kunzler, M.D.
Resident Physician
Miami Cancer Institute 
Baptist Health South Florida

Horacio J. Asbun, M.D.
Chief of Hepato-Billiary and Pancreatic Surgery
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

J. Arturo Fridman, M.D., author of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Filipe Kunzler, M.D., contributor to this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Horacio J. Asbun, M.D., contributor to this educational activity, is a consultant with Verb/J & J, Olympus and Boston Scientific, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual has been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

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 enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
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