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Gynecologic Oncology Update, Issue 1, 2015
Released November 2015

Featuring interviews with Drs Robert L Coleman and Bradley J Monk. (Text and Audio Content)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    Gynecologic cancers are comprised of 5 primary tumor types affecting the ovaries, uterine corpus (endometrial cancer), uterine cervix (cervical cancer), vulva and vagina. In 2015, it is anticipated that approximately 98,280 new cases of gynecologic cancer will be documented in the United States and 30,440 individuals will succumb to these diseases. As with many other tumors, patient outcomes are critically dependent on effective multidisciplinary care, which for these cancers often includes contributions from gynecologic, medical and radiation oncologists in addition to pathologists, diagnostic radiologists, oncology nurses and psychosocial services. Interestingly, despite many commonalities, each of these diseases is, in fact, quite distinct, and in this regard management algorithms employed for each are varied. To bridge the gap between research and patient care, Gynecologic Oncology Update uses one-on-one discussion with leading investigators in these fields. By providing access to the latest scientific developments and the perspectives of experts, this CME activity assists practicing clinicians with the formulation of up-to-date management strategies.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Employ current clinical guidelines and available data in the selection of treatment options for patients with commonly diagnosed gynecologic cancers.
    • Consider clinical investigator perspectives regarding the indications for BRCA mutation testing, and use this information to appropriately select patients with ovarian cancer (OC) for this analysis.
    • Develop an evidence-based algorithm for the initial and long-term treatment of advanced OC considering the role of the recently approved anti-VEGF antibody bevacizumab.
    • Appreciate the recent approval of olaparib for patients with highly refractory advanced OC, and integrate this agent into the clinical care of appropriate individuals.
    • Develop an understanding of the emerging efficacy data and toxicity profiles of investigational agents in OC to effectively prioritize clinical trial opportunities for appropriate patients.
    • Implement a long-term clinical plan for the management of metastatic cervical cancer, incorporating existing, recently approved and investigational treatments.

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

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    This CME activity contains an audio component.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    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 potential conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Real or apparent 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 real or apparent conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process: Dr ColemanAdvisory Committee: Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Caris Life Sciences Ltd, Celgene Corporation, Cerulean Pharma Inc, Clovis Oncology, CritiTech Inc, Eisai Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genmab, GlaxoSmithKline, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Janssen Biotech Inc, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Nektar, Takeda Oncology, VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Inc; Consulting Agreement: Celgene Corporation; Contracted Research: Array BioPharma Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, EMD Serono Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Merck, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc, Takeda Oncology. Dr MonkConsulting Agreements: Advaxis Inc, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Cerulean Pharma Inc, Genentech BioOncology, GlaxoSmithKline, Gradalis Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Merck, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, TESARO Inc, Verastem Inc, Vermillion Inc; Contracted Research: Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Janssen Biotech Inc, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Morphotek Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, TESARO Inc; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech BioOncology, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc.

    EDITORDr 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, Amgen Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, 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, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Janssen Biotech Inc, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Medivation Inc, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, NanoString Technologies, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics Inc, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Teva Oncology, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc and VisionGate Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no real or apparent 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 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech BioOncology, ImmunoGen Inc and Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc.

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    Last review date: November 2015
    Expiration date: November 2016

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