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ABIM MOC Activity ID

1/21/2020 - Medical Grand Rounds: Environmental Influences on Colorectal Cancer





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Develop diagnostic skills for dietary risk factors for colorectal cancer.
  • Develop diagnostic skills for immune reactions and colorectal cancer outcomes
  • Examine patient outcomes through microbiome intervention with colorectal cancer patients

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Koi M, Carethers JM. The colorectal cancer immune microenvironment and approach to immunotherapies. Future Oncology 13:1633-1647, 2017.
  2. Carethers JM, Jung BH. Genetics and genetic biomarkers in sporadic colorectal cancer. Gastroenterology 149:1177-1190, 2015.
  3. Koi M, Okita Y, Carethers JM. Fusobacterium nucleatum infection in colorectal cancer: linking inflammation, DNA mismatch repair and genetic and epigenetic alterations. J Anus Rectum Colon 2:37-46, 2018.

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP — John M. Carethers, MD, MACP C. Richard Boland Distinguished University Professor John G. Searle Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Professor, Human Genetics University of Michigan
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.