Managing Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Clinical Setting

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Learning Objectives
After successful completion of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be better able to:

  • State the appropriate course of action for patients with stage II-III NSCLC with positive margins versus negative margins following surgical resection
  • Explain recommended first-line adjuvant therapy for stage II-III NSCLC
  • Discuss the major controversy relating to the sequence of treatment modalities for patients with stage IIIA disease
  • Compare and contrast the appropriate use of bevacizumab in the various types and subtypes of NSCLC
  • Detail the baseline prognostic variables that predict survival in NSCLC
  • Recommend the most appropriate management strategies for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma
  • Discuss the advantages of cisplatin over best supportive care in patients with advanced, incurable disease
  • Outline adjuvant treatment options for patients who cannot tolerate cisplatin-based regimens
  • Compare and contrast concurrent chemotherapy/radiation therapy and sequential chemotherapy/radiation therapy and state the advantages and disadvantages of each

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Target Audience
This learning activity is intended for a broad audience of healthcare practitioners, including medical oncologists, primary care physicians, family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Release date: May 22, 2009
Expiration date: May 22, 2010

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