University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
Banner-University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
TOPIC: “Moving the Needle Forward on Colorectal Cancer Management”
SPEAKER: Aaron J. Scott, MD
LOCATION: UAHS 5403 (LIVE) and Banner-UMC-SC 3030 (Video Conferenced)
About the Speaker
A graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Dr. Scott completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Colorado - Denver before joining the faculty in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology and the UA Cancer Center in 2016. He specializes in cancers of the GI tract, which include colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, and pancreatic cancer. His particular interests are in clinical trial development and laboratory research investigating new agents to improve outcomes in patients with GI cancers. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and board eligible for Medical Oncology.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Scott is a member of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Multidisciplinary Program at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. This comprehensive program includes weekly multidisciplinary tumor board meetings, bi-monthly research meetings, and research collaborations with the Developmental Therapeutics/Phase 1 Program. In addition, he is involved in developing research projects across specialities including Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiology, and Pathology. Dr. Scott is also the site Principal Investigator of the Academic GI Cancer Consortium (AGICC), which is a nationwide collaborative research group dedicated to finding better treatment options for patients with GI cancer. He is interested in the development of novel therapeutic strategies to treat and prevent colorectal cancer in young adults.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dr. Scott disclosed he is an Advisor for Exelixis and QED and receives Research Funds from Exelixis, Genentech, Incyte and Merck.
All other Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interest that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.
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