Primary Care Role

This free previously recorded webinar focuses on strengthening the communication process between oncology professionals and Primary Care Providers (PCPs). Topics discussed among the expert faculty includes diagnosis, treatment and referrals, survivorship, and communication and coordination of care.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the unique challenges facing adolescents and young adults (ages 15-39) with cancer, including relative lack of survival progress, psychosocial issues, and survivorship.
  • List the potential causes of delayed diagnosis in this patient population and the key presenting symptoms.
  • Describe the importance of referral to the appropriate facility for cancer treatment and enrollment in clinical trials.
  • Recognize the value of shared care and the creation of a treatment plan between the primary care providers and the oncologists as well as the need for lifetime follow-up care for cancer survivors.

CME credit is available for this course.

ACGME Competencies addressed: Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning & Improvement; Professionalism; System-based Practice

Note: This course is now accessible through iPads as well as personal computers.

This activity is co-sponsored by the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the Commission on Cancer/American College of Surgeons, Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance, the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

This initiative was supported by the Cooperative Agreement 5U50DP001689-05 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This course, as well as others in the Focus Under Forty Series, was also supported by the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

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