CGA Response: Fundamentals of Multi-Cancer Early Detection


Adding a blood-based multi-cancer early detection test to current cancer screening tests could potentially detect four times more cancers than current screening tests alone. By some estimates, with a multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test, more than 70% of cancer cases will be identified by screening and it may be possible to reduce all-cause cancer deaths by up to 26% within 5 years of availability. Moreover, research has shown that adding an annual MCED blood test to standard of care cancer screenings could potentially reduce late-stage cancer diagnoses by more than half in the US population aged 50 to 79 years.


This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care clinicians, oncologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists to ensure confidence in discussing multi-cancer early detection tests for population-based screening.


After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Summarize deficiencies in cancer screening that create a need for multi-cancer early detection (MCED) technologies.
  • Analyze clinical data clarifying the accuracy of MCED testing as part of full diagnostic process.
  • Evaluate key points for primary care clinicians to discuss with patients interested in MCED testing.


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.


Med Learning Group designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live virtual activity.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Amedco LLC designates this virtually live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States. During the course of this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.


Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making expertise before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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