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Cases from the Community: Investigators Discuss Emerging Research and Actual Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Webinar Video Proceedings)
Released March 2021

Featuring perspectives from Drs Richard S Finn, Tim Greten, James J Harding and Ahmed Omar Kaseb. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows, surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Assess the biologic rationale for combining an immune checkpoint inhibitor with an anti-angiogenic agent in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
    • Evaluate Phase III data leading to the recent FDA approval of atezolizumab in combination with bevacizumab for patients with unresectable or metastatic HCC who have not received prior systemic therapy.
    • Discuss available Phase III data supporting the FDA approval of lenvatinib as first-line therapy for patients with unresectable HCC, and discern how this agent can be optimally integrated into clinical care.
    • Individualize the selection of systemic therapy for newly diagnosed and relapsed or refractory HCC, considering clinical presentation, liver function, coexisting medical conditions and patient preferences.
    • Develop an evidence-based approach to the selection and sequencing of available therapeutic options for patients with HCC.
    • Implement a plan of care to recognize and manage side effects and toxicities associated with targeted agents and immunotherapeutic approaches in the management of HCC.
    • Recall available and emerging data with investigational agents and strategies currently in clinical testing for HCC, and where applicable, refer eligible patients for trial participation.

    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
    Audio Program: Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Video Program: 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 these CME activities, which includes participation in the evaluation components and short post-tests, enables the participant to earn up to 2.25 (audio) and 1.75 (video) 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 each activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, listen to the MP3s, review the downloadable slide set, complete the Post-test with a score of 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/GICancers21/HCC/CME. The corresponding video program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/GICancers21/HCC/Video.

    Video Program: 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/GICancers21/HCC/Video/CME. The corresponding audio program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/GICancers21/HCC.

    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:

    Richard S Finn, MD
    Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Director, Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program
    Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA
    Los Angeles, California

    Consulting Agreements: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, CStone Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer Inc; Contracted Research: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer Inc; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

    Tim Greten, MD
    Bethesda, Maryland

    No financial interests or affiliations to disclose.

    James J Harding, MD
    Assistant Attending
    Gastrointestinal Oncology Service
    Early Drug Development Service
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York

    Consulting Agreements: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, CytomX Therapeutics, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Imvax, Lilly, Merck; Contracted Research: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Merck.

    Ahmed Omar Kaseb, MD, CMQ
    Professor and Director, Hepatocellular Carcinoma Program
    Co-Director, MD Anderson HCC SPORE
    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Contracted Research: Adaptimmune, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Hengrui Therapeutics Inc.

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    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 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and Merck.

    Release date: March 2021
    Expiration date: March 2022

    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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