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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Optimizing Systemic Therapy Options Beyond the 1st Line

Curriculum:
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Optimizing Systemic Therapy Options Beyond the 1st Line
Credits:
0.5 ANCC Contract Hours 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Launch Date:
30-Jan-18
Expiration Date:
30-Jan-19

Primary Audience:

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, oncology nurses, pathologists, radiologists, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners who care for patients with lung cancer.

Relevant Terms:

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Mark A. Socinski, MD

Mark A. Socinski, MD
Professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery
Director, Lung Cancer Section, Division of Hematology Oncology
Co-Director, UPMC Lung Cancer Center of Excellence
Co-Director, Lung and Thoracic Malignancies Program
University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Cancer Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA

Mark A. Socinski, M.D. is Professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery and Director of the Lung Cancer Section, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh. He also is Co-Director of the UPMC Lung Cancer Center of Excellence and the Lung and Thoracic Malignancies Program and the Clinical Associate Director of the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Lung Cancer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Dr. Socinski received his MS in pathology and his MD from the University of Vermont in Burlington. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He went on to complete medical oncology and clinical medicine fellowships at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School.
 
Dr. Socinski is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Cancer and Leukemia Group B, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the American College of Chest Physicians. He has authored many manuscripts principally in the field of Thoracic Oncology.
1. Describe the use of clinical presentation and biomarker data to guide treatment after progression beyond platinum-based chemotherapy;
2. Review clinical trial data from studies of advanced NSCLC in support of subsequent lines of treatment in patients who have progressed through first-line therapy;
3. Apply the NCCN guidelines for second-line treatment and beyond in patients who have progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy.

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Mark A. Socinski, MD, has nothing to disclose.
 
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