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NCCN Academy for Excellence and Leadership in Oncology™
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Educational Events & Programs
NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™
School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business
The World of Oncology: Terminology, Staging and Continuum of Care
Entry-Level Module or Experienced Module
This module emphasizes how these clinical points impact the selection and use of
drugs and biologics in various care delivery settings and may include the following
- A concise overview of the clinical course of patients from the detection of a suspicious
lesion, to diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, and follow-up care
- Discussion among expert clinicians regarding common terminology, important distinctions,
such as clinical versus pathological staging, principles of staging, and the variety
of treatment options (surgery, radiation, drugs and biologics)
- Description, comparison, and contrast of cancer care delivery settings including
academic cancer centers, community cancer centers, and community practices. This
session will also focus on the issue of the type and quanta of data needed to support
the establishment of an indication for clinical use of an agent. The clinical interpretation
of clinical trial data (Phases I, II, and III) in oncology will be discussed and
contrasted with that in other areas of medicine.