Real World, Case-Based Approaches to Optimizing Management of Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)


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Program Medium

Internet-based program

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

2.5 hours

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent developments in multimodal therapies have advanced the management of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

Release Date

July 11, 2017

Expiration Date

July 11, 2019

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period July 11, 2017 through July 11, 2019 participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 7 segments totaling 2.5 hours to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out your CME certificate.


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Grantor Support

Supported by an educational grant from Ipsen

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and CMEducation Resources, LLC. University of Massachusetts Medical School  is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Program Faculty and Disclosure

EDWARD M. WOLIN, MD – Program Chair
Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care
New York, NY

Consultant: Ipsen, Novartis, Celgene

Professor and Chairman
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Consultant: Novartis, Ipsen, Merck

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Consultant: Ipsen, Lexicon
Speaker’s Bureau: Ipsen, Novartis, Genentech, Lilly

Assistant Professor
Texas A & M
Gastrointestinal Oncologist
Texas Oncology – Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
Dallas, Texas

Nothing to disclose

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Detail the epidemiology, burden, and clinical challenges associated with detecting, diagnosing and classifying gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP- NETs);
  • Classify GEP- NETs, into WHO- generated categories of: (a) well- differentiated NETs; and (2) poorly- differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) of the small- or large- cell type; and explain how further classification into functional and non- functional, and origin of the tumor, can impact management and treatment choices;
  • Apply clinical practice guidelines for GEP- NETs from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), from NCCN, and other expert consensus panels, and therefore, become more clinically proficient at utilizing these evidence- based guidelines to the from lines of GI oncology practice;
  • Determine which patients with metastatic GEP- NET are appropriate for the use of surgical interventions (resection), medical therapy, systemic chemotherapy, and peptide receptor- targeted radiotherapy, based on presentation, symptoms, tumor types and stage, clinical profiles, extent of disease, biomarkers, and other factors;
  • Deploy emerging pharmacologic treatments for patients with GEP- NETs, including somatostatin analogs (SSAs), radiolabeled SSAs, cytotoxic drugs, angiogenesis inhibitors, and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors in patients with metastatic GEP- NETs.

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