American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS120
Title: Children With Carcinomas: Striving for Collaborative Care
Date and Time of Session: Monday, October 23: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Adult cancer such as colorectal, breast, melanoma and lung cancers occur infrequently in children and young adults. While similar in histology, in recent National Cancer Database reviews, the pediatric population frequently presented with higher stage disease yet had better outcomes. This suggested that there may be important biologic differences occurring which have not yet been elucidated. This session will address important questions: i) Who should care for these patients? ii) Where should these patients be cared for?; iii) Under what protocols should these patients be treated?; iv) How should pediatric and adult surgical oncologists work towards standardizing and improving care?
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Pediatric Surgery (PED), Surgical Oncology (ONC), General Surgery (GEN)
Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements:
Cancer, Pediatric Surgery
Sponsored By:
Commission on Cancer, Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery
Program Participants:
Kenneth W. Gow, MD, FACS
Carmen C. Solórzano, MD, FACS
Speaker Colorectal Carcinoma: Adults versus Adolescents
Philip B. Paty, MD, FACS
Speaker Breast Cancer: Adults versus Adolescents
Melissa Louise Pilewskie, MD FACS
Speaker Melanoma: Adults versus Adolescents
Jennifer Hall Aldrink, MD FACS
Speaker Renal Cell Carcinoma: Adults versus Adolescents
A Ari Hakimi, MD
Panel Discussion