This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Patient and Facility Demographics Related Outcomes in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated with Radiofrequency Ablation: A National Cancer Database Analysis".
This study investigates the impact of patient demographics and facility volume on survival following radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using the National Cancer Database (NCDB), thus extracting data from a much larger population and providing results on scale.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, pulmonologists, oncologists, radiation-oncologists, thoracic surgeons nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in NSCLC.
To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to
List the expected 3-year overall survival (OS) in patients that undergo lobectomy vs. RFA for early-stage NSCLC (T1) based on prior published data.
Describe the differences in OS for patients treated with RFA at high-volume vs. those treated at low-volume centers.
Describe factors associated with OS and length of stay following RFA for early-stage NSCLC.
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Alexander Lam, MD
Emi J. Yoshida, MD
Kevin Bui, MD
James Katrivesis, MD
Dayantha Fernando, MD
Kari Nelson, MD
Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD
Department of Radiological Sciences (A.L., K.B., J.K., D.F., K.N., N.A.-J.), University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology (E.J.Y.), Cedards-Sinai Medical Center
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved October 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.