CME: Caring for the Complex Women's Cancers Patient

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Jimmy Fund Auditorium
35 Binney Street
Boston MA

 Course Description:

Treatment paradigms for recurrent and metastatic breast and gynecologic cancers are rapidly changing. At this half-day educational activity, specialists will share the most up-to-date information in caring for patients with advanced disease. Through case presentations and lecture, attendees will gain a deeper knowledge of:


-- Palliative care with respect to optimal communication techniques and discussion of prognosis with patients and their families;

-- Best practices for treating cancer patients’ pain given the current restrictions on opioids and barriers to their use; and

-- Advances in care that affect appropriate clinical decision-making and contribute to positive patient outcomes


Target Audience:

This activity is designed for medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, pain and palliative care physicians, primary care physicians, gynecologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other interested providers.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

-- Assess how best to prescribe narcotics to patients with advanced cancers and the barriers to prescribing opioids

-- Identify how to optimally palliate their patients with advanced cancers and learn how best to communicate with both patients and their families in the setting of advanced cancer

-- Describe the latest advances in the treatment of advanced and metastatic breast and ovarian cancer


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