10019-001 - Basal Cell Proliferations of the Prostate, including Basal Cell Hyperplasia and Basal Cell/Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Course Director

Massimo Loda, M.D., Harvard Medical School


This course presents an image-intensive case based didactic review of basaloid hyperplasia and carcinomas of the prostate. It discusses basal cell-secretory cell relationship, basal cell hyperplasia, and basal cell carcinoma. It reviews the epidemiology, histologic features, immunophenotype, and clinical behavior of basal cell/adenoid cystic carcinoma.


This course is part of a series (click on series name below for information.)

10019 - Unusual Variants of Prostatic Carcinoma


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

1.0 ABP CC/MOC Credits1

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $26.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 22-Apr-2021
Expiration Date: 21-Apr-2024


For surgical pathologists and urologists to:

1. Understand the molecular relationship of basal cells to secretory cells of the prostate.

2. Understand the histologic features of basal cell hyperplasia of the prostate.

3. Be able to recognize and diagnose basal cell carcinoma of the prostate.

4. Understand the epidemiology and clinical behavior of prostatic basal cell carcinoma.


1. The molecular relationship of prostatic basal cells and secretory cells.

2. Histologic criteria and recognition of prostatic basal cell hyperplasia.

3. Histologic and immunophenotypic features of prostatic basal cell/adenoid cystic carcinoma.

4. Epidemiology and clinical behavior of prostatic basal cell carcinoma.

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include Prostate cancer, prostatic basal cell hyperplasia, prostatic basal cell carcinoma, prostatic adenoid cystic carcinoma, prostatic basal cells, and prostatic secretory cells.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)
☑  Practice-Based Learning (PBL)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Massimo Loda attests that he has no financial relationships with a commercial entity producing health-care related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not produce health-care related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that produce health care-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

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1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 CC/MOC credits for the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Continuing Certification (CC) / Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn CC/MOC credits equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP CC/MOC credit.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.