This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "A comparison of cryoablation with heat-based thermal ablation for clinical T1a renal cell carcinoma: A National Cancer Database study."
For cT1a RCC, studies have demonstrated the technical efficacy and short-term response following cryoablation and thermal (RF) ablation. However, these studies have limited follow up and were limited to single institutions. The current study herein is a population science study, using the National Cancer Database (NCDB) to assess the long-term survival in a larger cohort of patients that underwent either cryoablation or heat-based thermal ablation for cT1a RCC.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, medical oncologists, nephrologists, urologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in renal cell carcinoma.
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:
Describe the expected 5-year survival after ablation (cryoablation or heat-based thermal ablation) of a cT1a RCC.
Evaluate the propensity score and the correlation to overall survival
Assess the overall survival in patients treated with cryoablation or heat-based thermal ablation.
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Jing Wu1, Joshua Chang2, Harrison X. Bai2, Chang Su3, Paul J Zhang4, Giorgos Karakousis5, Shilpa Reddy2, Stephen Hunt2, Michael C. Soulen2, S. William Stavropoulos2, Zishu Zhang1
1. Department of Radiology, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University
2. Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
3. Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
4. Department of pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
5. Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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 June 1, 2019. 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.