Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Oncology 04, Issue 08: Geriatric Oncology

James A. Wallace, MD, Clinical Associate of Medicine, Medical Oncology and Geriatrics, and Co-director, Specialized Oncologic Care and Research of the Elderly (SOCARE), Ingalls Hospital and the University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, presented on Embedding Geriatrics and Palliative Care within Oncology, and Martine Extermann, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Oncology and Medicine, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, and Attending Physician, Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, presented on Personalized Cancer Care for the Geriatric Patient.

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Glendale, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Oncology 04, Issue 08: Geriatric Oncology.

The goal of this program is to improve oncologic management of geriatric patients. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Assess elderly patients with cancer for comorbidities, life expectancy, and physiologic frailty.
2. Disclose prognostic information to elderly patients with life-limiting diagnoses.
3. Provide counseling and guidance to elderly patients about treatment options based on individual goals, prognosis, and level of fitness.
4. Identify patients who should be referred for geriatric consultation.
5. Predict and control for complications of chemotherapy and surgery in vulnerable elderly patients.

The original programs were presented by James A. Wallace, MD, Clinical Associate of Medicine, Medical Oncology and Geriatrics, and Co-director, Specialized Oncologic Care and Research of the Elderly (SOCARE), Ingalls Hospital and the University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, and Martine Extermann, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Oncology and Medicine, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, and Attending Physician, Senior Adult Oncology Program, Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.


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