CME Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

• discuss the most recent information regarding diagnosis and treatment of various types of cancer;

• describe current prevalence/surveillance data and long-term follow-up results of chemotherapy/radiation regimens; and

• describe new advances in the field of oncology.

CME Questions

1. By examining data from the ATAC trial, it is apparent that women over the age of 70 years:

a. were more likely to undergo mastectomy.
b. were less likely to receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
c. experience increased risk of breast cancer recurrence.
d. experience increased risk of death without breast cancer recurrence in accordance with increasing comorbidities.
e. All of the above

2. Which of the following comments regarding the treatment of pancreatic cancer combination therapy GEM and radiotherapy is not true?

a. GEM plus radiotherapy results in improved survival when compared to GEM alone.
b. The addition of radiotherapy to GEM increases grade 4 and 5 toxicity.
c. Median progression-free survival is improved with the addition of radiotherapy to GEM.
d. Health-related quality of life as measured by the FACT-hepatobiliary questionnaire was similar in patients receiving GEM alone as compared to patients receiving GEM plus radiotherapy.

3. Which of the following is not an important risk factor for chemotherapy toxicity in older adults with cancer?

a. Breast cancer diagnosis
b. Anemia
c. Social isolation
d. Limited walking ability