The Role of Maintenance Therapy for Long-Term Cancer Management (22nd Annual National Conference)
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
Maintenance therapy for cancer is defined as continued therapy offered for a tumor that has not become worse following the initial first-line chemotherapy. Historically, people were not treated further after initial therapy was complete, and symptoms were monitored through a period of watchful waiting to see if the tumor was again growing. Now, maintenance therapy is designed to improve survival time beyond that provided by initial therapy. Maintenance therapy is not without controversy, and side effects must be weighed against the benefit. Cost is also a consideration if the survival benefit is limited. In this session, learn more about the role of maintenance therapy in the fight against cancer.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- List the types of cancer wherein survival might be prolonged with the administration of maintenance therapy
- Compare survival data that shows survival rates for those patients who choose to continue treatment with maintenance therapy
- Discuss the costs versus benefits of long-term maintenance therapy for cancer management
Jonas de Souza, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
The University of Chicago Medical Center
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