A 21st Century Approach to Treating Basal Cell Carcinoma - Patient Follow-Up

A 21st Century Approach to Treating Basal Cell Carcinoma
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date:
January 30, 2014
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Dermatologists, Oncologists

Relevant Terms:

Basal Cell Carcinoma, Dermatology

Ragini Kudchadkar, MD

Ragini Kudchadkar, MD
Medical Oncologist
Department of Cutaneous Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida College of Medicine's Department of Oncologic Sciences
Tampa, Florida

Dr. Ragini Kudchadkar is an Assistant Member at Moffitt Cancer Center and an Assistant Professor at University of South Florida College of Medicine's Department of Oncologic Sciences. She completed her medical school and internal medicine training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and subsequently trained in hematology/oncology at the University of Colorado prior to joining the Moffitt faculty. Dr. Kudchadkar's primary interest is in clinical research investigating signal transduction inhibitors in melanoma as well as a secondary interest in rare cutaneous malignancies such basal cell carcinomas.

Karl Lewis, MD

Karl Lewis, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
Associate Director
Melanoma Research Clinics
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado

Karl D. Lewis, MD, graduated from Albany Medical College and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Irvine. From there he spent two years as a fellow in hematology/oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Lewis is Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Cutaneous Oncology Program at the University of Colorado Denver, Division of Medical Oncology. He is a diplomat in medical oncology.
Dr. Lewis is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Southwest Oncology Group and the Society for Melanoma Research. Author of over 50 publications, Dr. Lewis has also presented more than 50 lectures and more than 35 abstracts. He is also an ad hoc reviewer for the journals Cancer, Cancer Investigation, Current Drug TargetsExpert Opinion on Biological Therapy, and The Oncologist.

Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD

Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Stanford University Medicial Center
Redwood City, California

Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. From there, Dr. Tang completed a residency in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and a post-doctoral fellowship at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Tang is currently an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Dermatology.
Author of over 40 publications, Dr. Tang currently is co-investigator on two research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, for "MIM Function in Epithelial Neoplasia" and a continuing follow-up of participants of the WHI clinical trials. She also is the principal investigator on the Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award, the goal of which is to determine the genetic mutations driving drug resistance in BCC tumors from patients.
1. Use the latest evidence on the benefits and risks of current and emerging medical and surgical treatments for all stages of BCC to improve patient outcomes.
2. Implement current treatment guidelines for all stages of BCC.
3. Integrate into practice effective co-management strategies for treating patients with BCC.

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Faculty Disclosures
  • Ragini Kudchadkar, MD, has affiliations with Genentech and BMS (Consulting); Genentech and BMS (Speaker's Bureau).
  • Karl Lewis, MD, has affiliations with Genentech (Consulting); Genentech and Novartis (Research).
  • Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, has affiliations with Genentech and BCC Registry (Consulting).
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

  • Jacqui Brooks, MBBCh, MRCPsych, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Cynthia M. Kunzer, CMP, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
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Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Medium: Internet

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This activity is jointly sponsored by RMEI, LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. RMEI gratefully acknowledges an educational grant from Genentech in support of this CME activity.

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