Neuro-Oncology: Molecular Oncology Tumor Boards

This free case-based activity includes a crowd-sourced discussion of two patient cases.

Patient Case 1: A 42-year-old right-handed man presented with several weeks of mild cognitive and personality changes followed by a new onset generalized seizure which brought him to urgent medical attention. MRI of the brain demonstrated a large non-enhancing mass centered in the left frontal lobe, with involvement of the corpus callosum.  He underwent craniotomy with resection of the majority of the lesion, though with measurable small volume residual disease.  Pathology demonstrated grade II oligodendroglioma.

Patient Case 2: A 55-year-old right-handed woman presented with unrelenting headaches and fatigue, prompting neuroimaging.  MRI of the brain demonstrated a non-enhancing, infiltrative neoplasm involving the left superior frontal gyrus, extending posteromedially to the cingulate gyrus.  She underwent craniotomy and gross total resection of her tumor.  Pathology was reported as diffuse astrocytoma, WHO grade II. 

Learning Objectives:
•    Describe the key biomarkers involved in the classification and prognostic stratification of diffuse gliomas in adults
•    Discuss the diagnostic pitfalls arising when histopathological features conflict with biomarker findings in the classification of diffuse gliomas in adults

Continuing Education Credit

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

•    AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
•    ABIM MOC Points
•    CNE Contact Hours
•    CPE 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 Note: This course expires on December 19, 2020. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to receive credit