Personalized Medicine for Head and Neck Cancer

This course will provide an overview of the mutational landscape differences between HPV-positive and -negative head and neck squamos cell carcinoma and practitioners will take away how the mutational profile may impact treatment decisions for each patient.

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Otolaryngologists, Gastroenterologists, Radiologists, Medical Oncologists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Surgeons, Pathologists, Hospitalists and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objective

  • Describe the mutational landscape differences between HPV-positive and -negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and explain how the mutational profile may impact treatment decisions for each patient.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Sacco, A. G., & Cohen, E. E. (2015). Current treatment options for recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of clinical oncology, 33(29), 3305-3313.
  • Vermorken, J. B., & Specenier, P. (2010). Optimal treatment for recurrent/metastatic head and neck cancer. Annals of oncology, 21(suppl_7), vii252-vii261.
  • Ang, K. K., Harris, J., Wheeler, R., Weber, R., Rosenthal, D. I., Nguyen-Tân, P. F., ... & Kim, H. (2010). Human papillomavirus and survival of patients with oropharyngeal cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 363(1), 24-35.
  • Hayes et al ASCO 2013Hayes, D. N., Grandis, J. R., & El-Naggar, A. K. (2013). The Cancer Genome Atlas: Integrated analysis of genome alterations in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
  • Head Neck. 2016 Apr; 38(Suppl 1): E1625–E1638.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
04/01/2019
Course expires: 
04/01/2021

Guilherme Rabinowits, M.D.
Lead Physician, Head and Neck Medical Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Professor of Medicine
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University

Guilherme Rabinowits, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant with Pfizer, Merck, Sanofi, Castel, Lighthouse, EMD Serono and Regeneron and a shareholder with Regeneron and Syros Pharmaceuticals.

Geoffrey Young, M.D., conference director, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.

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

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 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 General certificate of attendance
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