Elizabeth Plimack, MD, MS, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University, will discuss the use of biomarkers to guide treatment decisions in localized bladder cancer; first line and subsequent therapy for metastatic urothelial cancer; and the efficacy of immunotherapy for treating this cancer type.
8:00 - 9:00 AM Hawaii Time (2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time)
These educational activities are jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncology (HSCO)
Target audience: This activity is intended for all members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, managers, billers/coders, and social workers.
Overview: Discover the use of biomarkers to guide treatment decisions in localized bladder cancer, and first line and systemic therapy for the treatment of metastatic urothelial cancer.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the latest recommendations for diagnosing, treating and monitoring patients with kidney cancer and bladder cancer.
- Evaluate tools and resources for managing kidney cancer and bladder cancer that can be used to deliver effective care and improve the patient experience.
- Identify emerging trends and strategies to improve symptom management and survivorship care.
- Apply new knowledge to improve the delivery of effective and appropriate care to patients with kidney cancer and bladder cancer.
Ian Okazaki, MD, is a medical oncologist affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Honolulu area, including Maui Memorial Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Michael Carney, MD, is an obstetrician/gynecologist in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is affiliated with Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, The Queen’s Medical Center, and Maui Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Carney has extensive experience treating women for ovarian, cervical, and gynecological cancers. Prior to joining the Women’s Cancer Center and the John A. Burns School of Medicine, he worked at the prestigious Huntsman Cancer Institute. Dr. Carney completed both his obstetrics and gynecology residency and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Duke University Medical Center. He has developed clinical trials and is currently studying the molecular genetics of gynecological cancer to better understand and treat the disease.
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