Assisting Centers with Meeting the Special Needs of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic breast cancer is a long-term chronic disease and therefore requires long-term follow-up that includes a wide variety of treatment options and special mental health and psychosocial implications and needs.  In this webinar, we will have a panel that will address the current clinical recommendations for care, the special psychosocial needs of metastatic patients, and will also reflect the patient's perspectives of their unique needs.  Breast center staff will utilize this information to better care for their metastatic breast cancer patients.

Target Audience

Physicians, other clinical staff, and allied health staff in NAPBC-accredited breast centers.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the current recommendations for medical treatment for metastatic breast cancer patients.
  • Apply recommended support services for the social and emotional impact of metastatic breast cancer.
  • Understand the patient's perspective and unique needs in managing their diagnosis.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

Faculty Disclosures

Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW – Consultant AstraZeneca, PrecisCA
City of Hope National Medical Center

Shirley Mertz, MA, JD – Nothing to disclose
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

Joanne Mortimer, MD, FACP – honorariums from Puma Biotechnology, Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals (GSK), and Pfizer 
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center        

Colette Salm-Schmid, MD, FACS—Nothing to disclose    
Prevea/HSHS St. Vincent’s Regional Cancer Program

Sally Werner, RN, BSN, MHA – Nothing to disclose
Cancer Support Community 

Program Committee Disclosures

Wendy Austin, RN, MS, AOCN, COA, NEA-BC, FACHE – Nothing to disclose 
Association of Cancer Executives 

Susan Brown, MS, RN – Nothing to disclose
Susan G. Komen 

Connie Bura – Nothing to disclose
American College of Surgeons

Lauren Chatalian, LMSW – Nothing to disclose

Sue Friedman, DVM – Nothing to disclose
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered 

Janine Guglielmino – Nothing to disclose
Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Scott Kurtzman, MD, FACS – Nothing to disclose
Waterbury Hospital

Stacy Lewis – Nothing to disclose
Young Survival Coalition

Ginny Mason, RN – Nothing to disclose
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation 

Linda Moy, MD – NYU receives Siemens research grant for research on breast MRI, honorarium for iCad for discussion market trends, stock options at Lunit for discussion US market trends 
NYU Langone Health

Tara Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, OSW-C, FNAP, FAOSW – Nothing to disclose
Association of Oncology Work

Lauren Teras, PhD – Nothing to disclose
American Cancer Society

Katharine Yao, MD, FACS – Nothing to disclose
NorthShore University HealthSystem 

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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CME Credit Claiming Information

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE EVALUATION in order to claim a CME Certificate or a Certificate of Completion. The course evaluation will appear once you take and complete this course. The following requirements will need to be completed:

  • Review all course materials 
  • Course evaluation


Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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