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Advances in Lung Cancer Evaluation
and Management

Treatment Implications of the
New Lung Cancer Staging System

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Estimated Time of Completion: 15 minutes

Description

This educational activity from the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine reviews the new American Joint Committee on Cancer guidelines for lung cancer staging, including discussion of newly diagnosed patients who will be assigned to a different disease stage on the basis of the new system.

Objectives

Upon completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the most recent American Joint Committee on Cancer seventh edition staging system for non–small cell lung cancers.
  2. Discuss the basis for changes in the T, N, and M descriptors in the most recent staging system.
  3. Define the clinical implications of stage-shifting in the new staging classification.

Target Audience

This activity is directed to medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, internists, and nurses.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education for Category 2 credit.

Activity Directors and Supplement Editors

Nathan Pennell, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology,
Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Peter Mazzone, MD
Director of Education, Lung Cancer Program,
and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program;
Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Faculty

Cristina P. Rodriguez, MD
Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology,
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they have a relationship which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Peter Mazzone, MD (Activity Director)
  Member of advisory committees:

Boehringer Ingelheim and Oncimmune

  Research support: Metabolomx

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their contribution, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Cristina P. Rodriguez, MD
Nathan A. Pennell, MD, PhD

All other planners, CME staff, and content reviewers reported that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Acknowledgment

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for support of this activity from Pfizer Inc., Genentech, Inc., and Merck & Co., Inc.

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