Cancer of Unknown Primary: Molecular Oncology Tumor Boards

This free case-based activity includes a crowd-sourced discussion of a 48-year-old man who presented in August of 2012 with progressive abdominal discomfort. Past medical history was positive for controlled hypertension. Mild diabetes controlled with diet and intentional weight loss of 20 pounds over the last 5 years. No significant surgical history and no significant family history.

Originally posted on a forum in the ASCO Connection, users now have the opportunity to claim CME, completion, or participation certificates for completing this activity.

Learning Objectives:
1.    Describe the fundamental principles of managing patients with cancer of unknown primary (CUP)
2.    Examine the role of pathology, including directed immunohistochemistry and focused molecular studies, in select patients with CUP
3.    Apply current status of immunotherapy in CUP and trial options

Competencies Addressed
Medical Knowledge (ACGME, AAPA)
Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment (ONS)

Target Audience
This course is designed for members of the cancer care team including medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, pathologists, and oncology fellows.