Free CME/CE Opportunity: Contemporary Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer
You know the critical role that nurse practitioners play in shared decision-making conversations with patients facing treatment decisions for their cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine has just released Contemporary Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer (https://pcori.baylorcme.org/activities/prostate-cancer ), a CME/CE activity that highlights two JAMA articles, which examine the effects on patient functional outcomes and quality of life in large populations outside of clinical trials and focus on contemporary treatment options. The studies demonstrate a distinct pattern of adverse effects from contemporary treatment options (e.g., radiation and/or surgery) for localized prostate cancer for the 2 to 3 years after treatment when compared with active surveillance.
The activity features lectures by the authors (Barocas, et al., Chen et al.) and a panel discussion regarding the importance of these studies’ findings when helping patients choose an option that is in concert with their preferences and priorities. The panel is composed of the authors, clinicians, a patient advocate, and a PCORI representative.
Both studies and the CME/CE activity were funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (https://www.pcori.org/), whose mission is to produce and promote high-quality evidence that can help individuals make informed health care decisions and improve the system of health care delivery nationwide.
Baylor College of Medicine (https://www.baylorcme.org ) designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
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