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Program Detail

Program Title

Second Opinion - Episode #508: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Release Date: April-01-09
Credit Expiration Date: March-31-10

Faculty

Peter Salgo, MD, Moderator
Columbia University Medical Center

Louis Papa, MD
Primary Care Physician,
Partner, Olsan Medical Group
Strong Health Rochester, NY

Dianne Savastano
President and Founder of Healthassist
Personal Healthcare Consultant
Manchester by-the-Sea, MA

Joel Seligman,
President, University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Richard I. Fisher, MD
Director, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
Director, Hematology/Oncology Division
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Elizabeth A. Holly, PhD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Molecular Epidemiology of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Karen Syrjala, PhD
Director, Survivorship Program
Director, Biobehavioral Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA

Credit Hours

.75

Medium

Online Presentation

Program Description

Second Opinion is a television broadcast that brings together primary care and medical specialists to reveal how experts tackle real medical issues, and in the process improve general health literacy and physician-patient communication through case-based discussion.

It's one of the fastest rising cancers in the United States. It's the sixth most common cancer among males, the fifth most common cancer among females and accounts for about 6 percent of childhood cancers. In 2008, over 66,000 Americans will be diagnosed with it, and over 19,000 will die from it. It claimed the lives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and King Hussein of Jordan. It's non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

Like all cancers, lymphoma causes cells to abnormally reproduce, eventually causing tumors to grow. There are both similarities and differences between the two main categories of lymphoma Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Both originate in a type of white blood cell known as a lymphocyte, which is found within the lymph nodes or lymphoid tissue within other organs. But, they grow and spread in different ways, and the treatments that work best are different for each. Doctors distinguish between them by looking for one type of cell (the Reed Sternberg cell) that's found only in Hodgkin lymphoma.

Program Developer/Facilitator

University of Rochester Office of Continuing Professional Education

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

After watching this episode, participants should be able to:

  1. Name two key points a patient and health care professional should know about Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
  2. Recognize the barriers to effective communication between a health care professional and patient about Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
  3. List some of the standards of care and differences of professional opinion on Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Disclosures

Peter Salgo, MD declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Louis Papa, MD declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Dianne Savastano declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Joel Seligman declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Richard I. Fisher, MD: Consultant: Altos Therapeutics, Amgen, Celgene, Roche, Genentech, Millennium, Pharmion, Seattle Genetics.

Elizabeth A. Holly, PhD: Grant/Research Support: National Cancer Institute.

Karen Syrjala, PhD declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.


Planning Committee Disclosures

Roger M. Oskvig, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Michael Apostalakos, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

William Hall, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Michael Holmes, MD*:
Portland Pediatrics
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Raymond Mayewski, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Peter Salgo, MD*:
Columbia University Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Fiona Willis*:
WXXI Public Broadcasting
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists

Credit Statements

Physicians:

Accreditation:
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Certification: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants:

AAPA accepts Category 1 credit from AOACCME. Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practiioners:

Most certifying and regulatory bodies permit nurse practitioners to utilize activities carrying AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Please check with your certifying or regulatory organization to confirm if this activity qualifies for credit.

Commercial Support Statements

Major funding for Second Opinion provided by BlueCross BlueShield Association. Additional funding provided by University of Rochester Medical Center.

Certificate Fee

$0.00

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