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Independent Study with an Expert: Challenges in Colorectal Cancer TNM Staging

Original release date:
December 10, 2020 
Access to this course expires on:  June 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME 1.25

Course Description
The TNM system remains the single most important tool guiding treatment decision-making for colorectal cancer. However, this anatomy-based system is often met with gray zone scenarios where the anatomic alterations are beyond what is anticipated by the existing staging definitions. This discussion aims to highlight some of these challenging scenarios and promote efforts toward a more consistent approach in managing them.

Target Audience
Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • To gain a more heightened awareness of colorectal cancer TNM staging issues
  • To achieve a better understanding of the clinical implications of these issues
  • To take part in a discussion on how best to handle these issues

Continuing Medical Education
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to USCAP and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. USCAP has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships: Jinru Shia, MD

USCAP staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.