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Exploring Key Issues Affecting the Care of Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer with BRAF Mutations (Webinar Video Proceedings)
Released October 2021

Featuring perspectives from Dr Scott Kopetz on cases from the practice of Dr Wells Messersmith. Published October 7, 2021. (Webinar Video Proceedings)

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    This program is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.


    • Coordinate comprehensive biomarker analysis for patients diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), and use this information to guide evidence-based care.
    • Consider patient and disease characteristics, including the presence of BRAF V600E mutations, to inform the selection of first- and later-line therapy for patients with mCRC.
    • Appreciate published research data documenting the efficacy of the BRAF inhibitor encorafenib in combination with the EGFR inhibitor cetuximab for patients with relapsed/refractory mCRC and a BRAF V600E mutation in order to optimally incorporate this recently approved therapeutic strategy into current clinical algorithms.
    • Recall available and emerging data with investigational strategies currently undergoing evaluation for BRAF-mutant mCRC, and where applicable, refer eligible patients for trial participation.

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    FACULTY — The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities:

    Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD
    Professor and Deputy Chair
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Amal Therapeutics SA, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bicara Therapeutics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Biocon, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Carina Biotech, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Flame Biosciences, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, HalioDx, Holy Stone Healthcare Co Ltd, Inivata, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Iylon Precision Oncology, Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group Co Ltd, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Lutris Pharma, Merck, Mirati Therapeutics, Natera Inc, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Pierre Fabre, Redx Pharma Plc, Repare Therapeutics, Servier Pharmaceuticals LLP, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Xilis; Contracted Research: Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Biocartis, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Guardant Health, Lilly, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme; Ownership Interest: Iylon Precision Oncology, Lutris Pharma, MolecularMatch, Navire Pharma.

    Consulting Clinical Investigator

    Wells A Messersmith, MD
    Professor and Head, Division of Medical Oncology
    Associate Director for Translational Research
    University of Colorado Cancer Center
    Aurora, Colorado

    Contracted Research: ALX Oncology, BeiGene Ltd, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Exelixis Inc, Experimental Drug Development Centre (Singapore), Immunomedics Inc, Pfizer Inc, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, QED Therapeutics, Zymeworks.

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    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

    Release date: October 2021
    Expiration date: October 2022

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