Patterns of care in prostate cancer have changed tremendously in the past 20 years, altering the way patients with this tumor present and how they are evaluated before and after diagnosis. With the use of new and combined treatments, the frequency and variety of complications have differed from those previously reported. Advances have been made in prostate cancer imaging, in biopsy methodology, in understanding causative factors and disease, in treatment-related quality of life, and in predicting the behavior of individual tumors using risk strata. Despite these advances, no consensus has emerged regarding the optimal treatment for the most common patient with prostate cancer.
There is a need for both oncologists and urologists to understand the rationale behind targeted therapy for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer and how trial entry could improve the efficacy of drugs and decrease the toxicity. This activity seeks to educate urologists and other healthcare professionals about the latest advances in the prevention, screening, and treatment of prostate cancer. The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU) educational planning committee has identified the following educational gaps between recent research in prostate cancer and its integration into professional practice at the international, national, and community levels:
This educational initiative aims to reach urologists, oncologists, and urologic oncologists. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education
Resources (MER) and Carden Jennings Publishing. MER is accredited by the
ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical Education Resources designates this educational activity for a
maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim
credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Payment with credit card can be made via this website. If paying by check, make checks payable to Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd. and addressed to:
Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd.
375 Greenbrier Drive, Suite 100
Charlottesville, VA 22901