Oncology

Systemic Therapy in LA-SCCHN: Current State and Future Directions

This is a 60-minute MOC accredited program for Canadian Oncologists and other health care professionals. The goal is to raise awareness of head and neck cancers among Canadian Oncologists, with a focus on unmet needs in locally-advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN), and agents under investigation.

DURATION

1 hr

PROFESSION

Specialist

# OF CREDITS

0.75

ACCREDITATION

MOC - Section 1

EXPIRY DATE

2025-05-21

Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in Canada. The majority of head and neck cancers (∼90 %) are squamous cell carcinomas, and most patients (∼60 %) are diagnosed with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN). Surgery is preferable in oral cavity cancer and T4 cases of larynx cancer. Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer is an option when the neck is clinically negative in order to avoid radiotherapy. Human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven oropharyngeal cancers represent distinct entities compared to HPV-unrelated oropharyngeal cancers. Chemoradiation as an organ preservation approach is often selected as the treatment of choice in oropharyngeal cancer. Ongoing research and clinical trials continue to refine our understanding of LA-SCCHN and pharmacotherapeutic treatment options, offering the potential to change practice and improve patient outcomes.


This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from EMD Serono.

Faculty

Anna Spreafico, MD, PhD

Denis Soulières, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Learning objectives

After viewing the expert briefs, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize the care gaps and unmet need of patients with unresectable LA-SCCHN
  • Describe alternative treatments for patients with unresectable LA-SCCHN and cisplatin ineligibility
  • Summarize emerging therapies and investigational approaches for patients with unresectable LA-SCCHN
  • Recognize the need for novel therapeutic approaches for LA-SCCHN
  • Summarize the main findings of recent major trials in LA-SCCHN
  • Identify phase 3 trials for LA-SCCHN anticipating results within the upcoming two years

Accreditation

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Queen's University Office of CPD. You may claim a maximum of 0.75 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Session ID: 00016585

Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0.75
Duration: 1 hr

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