• MCM

1 hour

GPs,GP trainees

An update on the medical management of breast cancer

The purpose of this activity is to review local treatment for early breast cancer, describe the pathological and molecular subtypes of breast cancer, review the adjuvant therapy for early breast cancer, review the management of advanced breast cancer, and review the management of brain and skeletal metastases in breast cancer.

Learning outcomes

1) Review local treatment for early breast cancer;

2) Describe the pathological and molecular subtypes of breast cancer;

3) Review the adjuvant therapy for early breast cancer;

4) Review the management of advanced breast cancer;

5) Review the management of brain and skeletal metastases in breast cancer.

Written by:

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

Authors/Faculty:

Belinda Yeo, Nicholas C Turner, and Alison Jones

Belinda Yeo, Nicholas C Turner, and Alison Jones

Biography :

Belinda Yeo is a breast unit research fellow at the Breast Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ, UK

Biography :

Nicholas C Turner is a consultant medical oncologist at the Breast Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ, UK and the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre, Institute of Cancer Research, London SW3 6JB, UK

Biography :

Alison Jones is a consultant medical oncologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG, UK

Disclosure :

We have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interests: NT has received advisory board honorariums from AstraZeneca, Roche, Novartis, and Pfizer as well as research funding from AstraZeneca. AJ has received advisory board honorariums from Roche.

Activity Directors:

William D Carey, MD and Dr Sophie Cook

William D Carey, MD and Dr Sophie Cook

Biography :

William D Carey, MD is Director, Center for Continuing Education, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Sophie Cook is an Assistant Editor, British Medical Journal, London.

Disclosure :

We declare no financial interests, commercial affiliations, or conflicts of interest.

CME Disclaimer :

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by any of the accreditors. In no event will any of the accreditors be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Last updated

09 Jun 2014

Release date

09 Jun 2014

Expiration date

09 Jun 2016

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
Australian College of Nursing 1 credit, 1:00 hour ACN 3LP participants can claim 1 CNE point per hour of active learning for modules that are directly related to their area of nursing practice (no limit).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to the module and related journal article
Bhutan Medical and Health Council 1 credit, 1:00 hour Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.
Delhi Medical Council 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Delhi Medical Council recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD). Doctors can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.
Dubai Health Authority 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0254/11)
Iraqi Ministry of Health 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Iraq Ministry of Health has accredited BMJ Learning for the purposes of CME. One module is the equivalent of one hour or one credit point.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 1 credit, 1:00 hour Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim one hour or one credit per hour of learning completed.
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1:00 hour The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 3 credits The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa has accredited this BMJ Learning module (accreditation number: MDB014/254/06/2010)
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 1 credit, 1:00 hour RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association 0.5 credits, 1:00 hour The Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association has accredited BMJ Learning. One module equates to 0.5 credits.
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention 1 credit, 1:00 hour This Program has been awarded 1 CPD Credit Hour by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
University of Health Sciences Lahore 1 credit, 1:00 hour University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.