Establishing a Palliative Care Plan for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

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Release Date: October 26, 2016
Expiration Date: October 26, 2017

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

Studies indicate that when patients with pancreatic cancer are treated with therapeutic strategies that include effective palliative care, outcomes are improved. This activity will address the goals and rationale of palliative care in pancreatic cancer, and provide practical guidance for developing effective palliative care strategies for every pancreatic cancer patient.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for community oncologists, pharmacists, and allied health care professionals who may provide care to patients with pancreatic cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the role of palliative care in patients with pancreatic cancer
  • Summarize studies that support improved quality of life and extension of survival in patients with pancreatic cancer who have been given palliative care
  • Develop a structured treatment plan that integrates palliative care into primary standard treatment protocols


Establishing a Palliative Care Plan for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer – David Hui, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through October 26, 2017. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation survey to provide feedback and information useful for future programming.
  6. Certificates CME may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

David Hui, MD
Assistant Professor
Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine
General Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Dr. David Hui received his medical degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He completed a clinical residency in internal medicine at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, a clinical fellowship in medical oncology at British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, and a clinical research fellowship in supportive/palliative oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. He also received a graduate degree in patient-based biological research from the Graduate School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hui is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. In addition, he is a staff oncologist in the Department of General Oncology at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Houston.

Dr. Hui is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in internal medicine, and by the American Board of Internal Medicine in medical oncology. He holds memberships in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer, the Texas Medical Association, and is chair of the MASCC Palliative Care Study Group. In addition, Dr. Hui is on the editorial board of the National Cancer Institute PDQ Supportive & Palliative Care, Washington, DC. He has published hundreds of research articles, abstracts, and book chapters on advanced cancer and palliative and hospice care.


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Designation Statement: MediCom Worldwide, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for 0.5 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-16-099-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. David Hui has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Planning Committee Disclosures

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