Carcinoma of Unknown Primary (August 2015): Molecular Oncology Tumor Boards

This free case-based activity includes a crowd-sourced discussion of 26 year old woman (never smoker) had RLQ abdominal pain which was persistent and severe. CT scans of the chest, abdomen/pelvis showed an ovarian mass and PET scan revealed increased uptake in the mass as well as in normal-sized right supraclavicular and mediastinal nodes and the right sixth rib.  

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

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate what tumor types should be considered with a differential diagnosis of CK7+ CK20+ and discussion of selected  other IHC stains in determining the cancer type in CUP 
  • Determine the potential clinical importance of an ALK rearrangement (fusion gene)  in CUP
  • Analyze the role of genetic testing in identifying the site of origin and guiding therapy for CUP patients

Continuing Education Credit

1 Credit/Point is available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted.
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.
Important Notes
  • This course expires on August 26, 2018. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to receive credit.