Advanced NMSC: Determining Patient Candidacy for Immunotherapy

Program Overview

This activity features an interprofessional, multidisciplinary panel of experts offering privileged insights on assessing patient candidacy for immunotherapy in advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The discussion is augmented by case studies highlighting key aspects of risk stratification, staging, and management.

0.25 CE Credit(s)
Expires: April 5, 2023

Target Audience

This activity is intended for dermatology and medical oncology clinicians (MD/DO/NP/PA) involved in the care of patients with nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC).

Educational Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify patients with advanced nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) who are ideal candidates for treatment with immunotherapy
  • Integrate the unique roles and responsibilities of the interprofessional care team when managing patients with advanced NMSC

Activity Faculty

Shailender Bhatia, MD

Shailender Bhatia, MD (chair)

Director, Melanoma and Renal Cancer Team
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA

Coley J. Doolittle-Amieva

Coley J. Doolittle-Amieva, MCMSc, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Teaching Associate, University of Washington School of Medicine
Physician Assistant, UW Medicine
Seattle, WA

Emily S. Ruiz, MD, PhD

Emily S. Ruiz, MD, PhD

Academic Director, Mohs Dermatologic Surgery Center
Director, Dana Farber High Risk Cancer Clinic
Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
Department of Dermatology Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Boston, MA


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