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Beyond the Guidelines: Investigator Perspectives on Current Clinical Issues and Ongoing Research in the Management of Early and Advanced Breast Cancer — A Special Video Supplement
Released December 2017

A special supplement to a CME symposium held at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting featuring expert comments on the application of emerging research to patient care. Featuring perspectives from Drs Kimberly L Blackwell and Rita Nanda. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This program is intended for medical oncologists, hematologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of breast cancer.

    OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    Breast cancer (BC) remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, and in 2017 in the United States alone the disease will culminate in an estimated 255,180 new cases and 41,070 deaths. Results from numerous ongoing trials lead to the continual emergence of new therapeutic agents, treatment strategies and diagnostic and prognostic tools. In order to offer optimal patient care — including the option of clinical trial participation — the practicing cancer clinician must be well informed of these advances.

    This program features discussions with 2 faculty members after a CME symposium held during the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. By providing information on the latest research developments and their potential impact on routine practice, this activity is designed to assist medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies for patients with BC.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Compare and contrast expert perspectives on BC treatment recommendations, and use this information to refine or validate existing management strategies.
    • Appreciate the similarities and differences among existing genomic assays, and use this information to select an appropriate platform or platforms to assess risk and individualize therapy for patients with hormone receptor-positive BC in the neoadjuvant, adjuvant and extended-adjuvant settings.
    • Individualize the selection of evidence-based neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemobiologic regimens for patients with HER2-overexpressing early BC.
    • Implement a clinical plan for the management of metastatic HER2-positive BC, incorporating existing and emerging targeted treatments.
    • Develop an evidence-based algorithm for the treatment of hormone-sensitive advanced BC, including the use of endocrine, biologic and chemotherapeutic agents.
    • Recall the results of pivotal trials introducing effective new BC therapeutic agents, and identify their potential impact on existing treatment algorithms.
    • Counsel appropriately selected patients with BC about participation in ongoing clinical trials investigating novel therapeutic agents and strategies.

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
    Research To Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
    Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (ABIM) — MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC)
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

    Please note, this program has been specifically designed for the following ABIM specialty: medical oncology.

    Personal information and data sharing: Research To Practice aggregates deidentified user data for program-use analysis, program development, activity planning and site improvement. We may provide aggregate and deidentified data to third parties, including commercial supporters. We do not share or sell personally identifiable information to any unaffiliated third parties or commercial supporters. Please see our privacy policy at ResearchToPractice.com/Privacy-Policy for more information.

    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    This CME activity consists of a video component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, watch the video, complete the Post-test with a score of 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/ASCOBreast17/Interviews/CME.

    CONTENT VALIDATION AND DISCLOSURES
    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. We assess conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Conflicts of interest are identified and resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process. In addition, all activity content is reviewed by both a member of the RTP scientific staff and an external, independent physician reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

    FACULTY — The following faculty (and their spouses/partners) reported relevant conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:

    Kimberly L Blackwell, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Breast Cancer Program
    Duke Cancer Institute
    Durham, North Carolina

    Advisory Committee: Advaxis Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Inc, MacroGenics Inc, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Pierian Biosciences, Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc; Consulting Agreements: Celgene Corporation, Coherus BioSciences, G1 Therapeutics, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Sandoz, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc; Contracted Research: Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Novartis, Pfizer Inc.

    Rita Nanda, MD
    Co-Director, Breast Medical Oncology
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Section of Hematology/Oncology
    The University of Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois

    Advisory Committee: Celgene Corporation, Pfizer Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc; Contracted Research: Celgene Corporation, Merck; Other Remunerated Activities: Genentech BioOncology.

    MODERATOR — Dr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following commercial interests: AbbVie Inc, Acerta Pharma, Adaptive Biotechnologies, Agendia Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Baxalta Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boston Biomedical Pharma Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, CTI BioPharma Corp, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Halozyme Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Kite Pharma Inc, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Medivation Inc, a Pfizer Company, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, NanoString Technologies, Natera Inc, Novartis, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Seattle Genetics, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro Inc, Teva Oncology and Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    This educational activity contains discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the Food and Drug Administration. Research To Practice does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. The opinions expressed are those of the presenters and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantors.

    This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc, Agendia Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc/Medivation Inc, a Pfizer Company, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Lilly, Merck, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Novartis, Puma Biotechnology Inc and Tesaro Inc.

    Hardware/Software Requirements:
    A high-speed Internet connection
    A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
    Internet Explorer 11 or later, Firefox 56 or later, Chrome 61 or later, Safari 11 or later, Opera 48 or later
    Adobe Flash Player 27 plug-in or later
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

    Last review date: December 2017
    Expiration date: December 2018

    After completing the Post-test, learners may download and review the answers here in order to identify further areas of study.

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Interview with Kimberly L Blackwell, MD

Interview with Rita Nanda, MD

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