Improving Patient Outcomes and Evidence-based Management of NSCLC: Quality Improvement through Adherence to Clinical Guidelines and Quality Measures

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: Other
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: May 16, 2018
  • Expires: May 15, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
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Susanne M.  Arnold Susanne M. Arnold, MD
Professor, Medical Oncology
Associate Director, Clinical Translation
Department of Oncology
Division of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
Markey Cancer Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Goetz Kloecker Goetz Kloecker, MD, MBA, MSPH
Associate Professor
Hematology and Oncology
Director of the Thoracic Oncology Clinic Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Recent and rapid practice changing innovations in the diagnosis and management of non-small cell lung cancer create a need to disseminate information to lung cancer care clinicians

Target Audience

The target audience includes all individuals involved in the management of non-small cell lung cancer, including physicians, nurses, allied health clinicians, and other clinical staff


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate current practice in relation to NSCLC clinical guidelines and NSCLC quality measures
  • Discuss evidence-based histologic and molecular testing options for NSCLC
  • Assess guideline-adherent treatment algorithms based on predictive biomarker testing for targeted therapy of NSCLC
  • Describe collaborative management of healthy behaviors that enhance patient outcomes and encourage self-management


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center (Research).

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