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Designing and Running a Prospective Surgical Clinical Trial

The Designing and Running a Prospective Surgical Clinical Trial course, originally sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Cancer Research Program (ACS CRP) and the ACS Surgical Research Committee at Clinical Congress 2019, is now available for CME Credit online. This course focuses on the methodology of design and implementation of a clinical trial for surgeons interested in developing and leading a prospective trial and includes lectures on hypothesis development, trial design and implementation, statistical concepts, budget development, and dissemination of results.

The course is available at a cost of $125 for Fellows and $100 for Resident Members and offers a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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Tumor Board Educational Series

The ACS CRP has developed the Tumor Board Educational Series to address a gap that remains between oncology trial data publication and incorporation into practice. The goal of this video series is to utilize the multidisciplinary tumor board setting to improve knowledge of clinical trial data and increase integration of clinical trial findings into practice. Each course in the series will include a short video describing the findings, as well as a discussion guide to help decide how this information could be implemented locally.

Leveraging Community Tumor Boards for Oncology Trial Dissemination: the ACOSOG Z1071 Trial

This 10-minute video will focus on the results and lessons learned from the ACOSOG Z1071 trial, which evaluated the accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in clinically node positive breast cancer patients. Drs. Kelly Hunt and Bruce Haffty will provide the learners with clear takeaways for attendees to consider at their own facilities.

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