SMi Source Lesson Oncology: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

  • SMi Source lesson Oncology: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer has the following microlearning topics

  • 1. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Introduction

    2. Classification Based on Histology

    3. Classification: Squamous Cell Lung Carcinomas (SCCs)

    4. Classification: NSCLC Classification Based on Genomics

    5. Knowledge Check: Lung Adenocarcinomas

    6. Knowledge Check: Genetic Alterations

    7. Overview of Lung Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Rates

    8. Risk Factors

    9. Etiology

    10. Knowledge Check: Lung Cancer Death

    11. Knowledge Check: Environmental Risk Factors

    12. Knowledge Check: Ethnic and Gender Groups

    13. TNM Lung Classification System

    14. Performance Status (PS)

    15. Knowledge Check: 7th TNM Lung Classification System

    16. Knowledge Check: TNM Classification of T4

    17. Knowledge Check: Survival Rate

    18. Knowledge Check: ECOG PS and Karnofsky Scores

    19. Knowledge Check: Designation of M1b

    20. Introduction: First Time Treatment Options

    21. Locoregional Treatment

    22. Locoregional Treatment: Radiation Therapy

    23. Other Locoregional Therapies

    24. Systemic Treatment Options for NSCLC

    25. Systemic Treatment Options for NSCLC: Targeted Therapy

    26. Targeted Therapies: EGFR and VEGF Inhibitors

    27. Targeted Therapies: ALK Inhibitors

    28. Knowledge Check: Locoregional Treatment

    29. Knowledge Check: Targeted Therapy

    30. Knowledge Check: ALK-rearranged NSCLCs

    31. Knowledge Check: Second-line Therapy

    32. Knowledge Check: Squamous and Non-squamous Tumors

    33. First-line Treatment Recommendations Based on Stage and Genotype

    34. Maintenance Therapy

    35. Second- and Third-line Treatment Recommendations

    36. Targeted Therapies in Clinical Trials

    37. Targeted Therapies in Clinical Trials: Additional Targets

    38. Physician Decision-Making and the Selection of Systemic Therapies for Advanced NSCLC

    39. Knowledge Check: NCCN Recommendation

    40. Knowledge Check: EGFR Targeting Agents

    41. Knowledge Check: Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

    42. Knowledge Check: Maintenance Therapy

    43. Knowledge Check: Second-line Therapy for Advanced or Recurrent NSCLC

    44. Knowledge Check: EGFR Sensitizing Mutations

    45. Knowledge Check: Chemotherapeutic and Targeted Agents

    46. Knowledge Check: Lung Adenocarcinomas with Oncogenic EGFR or ALK Mutations

  • Lesson Oncology: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer teaches these concepts

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Introduction

  • Lesson Oncology: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer addresses these key points

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC):

    Primary cancer of the lung resulting from the malignant transformation of epithelial cells lining the bronchial tree.

    • Adenocarcinomas 
    • Squamous cell carcinomas
    • Large cell carcinomas

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and globally.

    NSCLC Disease State

    Lung cancer classification

    • Histology
    • Genomic profiling

    Epidemiology of lung cancer

    • Risk factors
    • Etiology

    NSCLC staging

    • TNM staging
    • Performance status

    Treatment options

    • Locoregional and systemic treatment options for NSCLC

    Additional treatment options and recommendations

    • First-line treatment recommendations based on TNM staging and genetic profiling 
    • Second- and third-line treatment options and maintenance therapies
    • Current and emerging targeted therapies
  • Lesson Oncology: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is built from these main references. Log into SMi Source for a complete list and details.

  • Cancer Facts and Figures 2014. The American Cancer Society. http://wwwcancerorg/research/cancerfactsstatistics/cancerfactsfigures2014/.

    GLOBOCAN 2012: Estimated Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence Worldwide in 2012. http://globocaniarcfr/Pages/fact_sheets_canceraspx.

    Lung cancer (Non-Small Cell). http://wwwcancerorg/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-non-small-cell-lung-cancer.

  • Lesson Oncology: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer introduces and defines these terms

  • NSCLC = Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer