AM2018 PAN22 Translating Needs Into Action: Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care for the Radiation Oncologist
Adolescents and young adults are a growing population of patients with cancer who face unique developmental and logistical challenges in receiving oncologic care. Issues of fertility, sexual health, educational or early career attainment and financial burden shape the landscape of cancer treatment from the moment of diagnosis and on to survivorship. ASTRO has developed a comprehensive survivorship care plan and checklist with common issues encountered by AYA patients in the course of oncology care. Yet the prospective identification and triage of these issues, similar to other patient reported outcomes, has not been addressed. This session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the challenges faced by AYA patients based on available clinical evidence, with a particular focus on those unique to radiation treatment. The session will build on this foundation to provide a framework for radiation oncologists to implement and translate AYA focused assessments and interventions in collaboration with other care providers and specialists.
The meeting is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and nurses.
- Define the unique needs and challenges of adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients inrelation to multidisciplinary cancer care.
- Identify the radiation-specific concerns of AYA patients (e.g. fertility) and commonstrategies to provide support.
- Distinguish the key components and processes needed to implement a basic AYAprogram in radiation oncology.
The following persons served as faculty for this activity: Shekinah Elmore, MD, MPH, Raphael Yechieli, MD, Lorraine Drapek, FNP-BC, AOCNP, and Ronald Chen, MD, MPH.
Additionally, the SA-CME Task Force and CME/MOC Committee had control over the content of this activity.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
- 1.50 SA-CME
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.50 self-assessment credits.
- No refunds, extensions or substitutions will be made for those registrants who, for any reason, were unable to attend or were tardy for the session.
- No credits will be granted and no refunds, exchanges or transfers will be given to those who do not pass.
- ASTRO staff cannot make modifications to your submitted materials.
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