Activity Chair

Axel Grothey, MD
Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology,
Department of Oncology,Mayo Clinic
Professor of Oncology, Clinical and Translational Science,
Mayo Graduate School, Rochester, Minnesota

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Thomas Imperiale, MD
Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine Research Scientist,
Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Contracted Research (paid to institution): Exact Sciences Corp

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP
Co-Leader, GI Cancer Program Mayo Cancer Center
Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic AZ

Consulting: Bayer, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Genentech, Merck, Taiho

Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, CCMEP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Activity Details

Credit Type: CME
Credit Amount: 1.0
Release Date: August 31, 2016
Expiration Date: August 31, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1 hour
Registration Required: No
Fee for Activity: There is no fee for participating in this activity.

Statement of Educational Need

Even though the incidence of and mortality rates from colorectal cancer (CRC) have been declining in the United States, CRC remains the second leading cause of cancer death. In contrast to many other forms of cancer, CRC is preventable and potentially curable if high-risk adenomas and early-stage tumors are removed. Progress in reducing CRC morbidity and mortality can be accelerated by the use of CRC screening, as well as the development of improved therapies and biomarkers.

In this CME program addressed to oncologists, gastroenterologists, and other health care professionals involved in screening for and treating CRC, guidelines for CRC screening will be reviewed and tactics to encourage adherence to screening will be discussed. Finally, the mechanisms and safety profiles of emerging and established agents for the treatment of metastatic CRC will be presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate guidelines for colorectal cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
  • Identify evidence-based practices for encouraging adherence to colorectal cancer screening, including test selection, communication techniques, and addressing physician and patient barriers.
  • Review the mechanisms and safety profiles of emerging and established therapeutic agents for metastatic colorectal cancer.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is oncologists, gastroenterologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Requirements for Successful Completion

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, watch the presentations, complete the posttest, and fill-in the evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Conflict of Interest Policy / Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement / Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.

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