Activity

Activity ID

5817

Expires

December 31, 2021

Format Type

Enduring

CME Credit

1.5

Fee

$0
Description

In recent years, the average age of patients with rectal cancer has decreased. These younger patients require different treatment approaches. This activity is focused on sharing the various protocols for managing rectal cancer in young adults, focusing on how recommendations differ in a younger population, and emerging evidence of the effectiveness of various approaches in patients under 50.

Identified gap addressed for this activity includes:
Clinicians may lack an understanding of the appropriate treatment options for younger patients (<50 yrs old) diagnosed with rectal cancer.

Desired results from the activity includes:
Explain the surgical approaches for managing rectal cancer in young adults.
Explain the interventional gastroenterology approaches for managing rectal cancer in young adults.
Identify the appropriate approach for the treatment of rectal cancer in young adults.

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No

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Educational Objectives

Explain the surgical approaches for managing rectal cancer in young adults.
Explain the interventional gastroenterology approaches for managing rectal cancer in young adults.
Identify the appropriate approach for the treatment of rectal cancer in young adults.

Keywords

Rectal Cancer, Oncology, Gastroenterology

Competencies

Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient

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