This is free case-based activity that includes discussion of a 70 year old man with a medical history of mild hyperlipidemia, presenting with a 20 pound weight loss and diarrhea. He has an ECOG performance status 0, CT showing 3.6 cm mass at the pancreatic neck/body and esophagogastroduodenoscopy/endoscopic ultrasound confirming adenocarcinoma. Along with the patient case, there is a discussion board on ASCO Connection, where users can post comments/questions to each other and to the faculty. At the end of this course you should be able to:
- Define resectable, borderline, and locally advanced pancreatic cancers and evaluate approaches in radiation, chemotherapy and surgical options.
- Analyze the best treatment options for patients with unresectable pancreatic cancers considering data from phase II and III Randomized trials.
- Consider survival and palliative symptom end-points in evaluation of systemic, targeted therapies, and combination regimens.
ACGME Competencies addressed: Medical Knowledge
Note: This course is accessible through iPads as well as personal computers