Melanoma Care Options™ Issue 1: Identifying and Profiling Patients
A case-based discussion of strategies for managing primary melanoma.
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Continuing Medical Education Information
Instructions for Participation:
To receive a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (or 1.5 CNE credits) for this activity:
To receive up to 1.5 CNE credits for this activity:
This activity is directed toward dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, surgical and medical oncologists, general surgeons, oncology nurses, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals who treat or screen for melanoma.
Statement of Need
The prognosis of melanoma worsens significantly with increasing disease stage. The melanoma community has supported extensive melanoma screening efforts, with the goal of early detection to improve outcomes. Once patients are identified, another essential step is appropriate staging and risk assessment, which helps drive therapeutic and follow-up strategies. This publication focuses on methods to identify patients with melanoma as well as methodology to profile these identified patients so that appropriate management and follow-up strategies can be employed.
After completing this activity, the participants will be able to:
Continuing Education Credit
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of his/her participation in the activity.
1.5 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education will be granted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.
We gratefully acknowledge an educational grant from Schering-Plough Corporation in support of this activity.
Contributing Authors and Disclosures
Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD
Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD, FAAD
Vernon K. Sondak, MD
Douglas S. Reintgen, MD
Thomas E. Olencki, DO
Michael Bihari, MD
Jane L. Messina, MD
Date of Original Release: June 10, 2007