To allow participants to review current and emerging updates in the understanding of cancer metastases, especially sentinel node biopsy concepts and technology, to enhance the translation of basic science into clinical application.
After taking part in this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe biological pathways involved in metastasis from the tumor microenvironment of the primary site to the sentinel lymph node (SLN) gateway and beyond to the distant sites
- Recognize the significance of biomarkers with respect to staging, prognosis and treatment selection
- Recognize the utility of SLN biopsy in multiple cancers and advances in the procedures used
- List the agents and methods to identify SLNs
- Describe novel imaging modalities of cancer
- Summarize the results of recent clinical trials of emerging therapies
This Congress has been designed to meet the educational needs of US and international physicians and researchers involved in all oncology disciplines and subspecialties including, but not limited to medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; pathologists; radiologists; and translational-oriented laboratory scientists.
Method of Participation
This activity will consist of lectures and thought leader discussion with collateral slides, syllabi, and interactive question-and-answer sessions. To receive CME credit, participants are required to complete the enrollment/evaluation form and submit on-site or online. A certificate of credit will be emailed to participants within 6 weeks of receipt of the form.
CME Accreditation and Credit Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning, The International Sentinel Node Society, Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center. The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.