Activity

Activity ID

4085

Expires

July 17, 2021

Format Type

Journal-based CME

CME Credit

1

Fee

$30
CME Provider

JAMA

Description

A 78-year-old man with a carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level of 11.0 ng/mL but no evidence of metastasis underwent a right hemicolectomy (surgical pathology showed a 5.5-cm adenocardinoma with 0 of 19 lymph nodes positive for cancer). At 6 months, CEA was 3.0 ng/mL. At 12 months, CEA was 5.1 ng/mL and then 6.1 ng/mL with repeat testing. What would you do next?

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1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

Based on this clinical scenario and the accompanying image, understand how to arrive at a correct diagnosis.

Keywords

Cancer Biomarkers, Clinical Challenge, Oncology, Colorectal Cancer, Gastroenterology

Competencies

Medical Knowledge

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Additional Information

10.1001/jama.2018.8424

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