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Gynecologic Oncology Update, Issue 2, 2015 (Video Program)
Released April 2016

Proceedings from video interviews with Drs Ursula A Matulonis and Kathleen Moore on BRCA testing in ovarian cancer (OC), use of PARP inhibitors in OC, multimodality management of gynecologic cancers and novel agents in gynecologic cancers. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This activity is intended for gynecologic and medical oncologists, gynecologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

    Gynecologic cancers are comprised of 5 primary tumor types affecting the ovaries, uterine corpus (endometrial cancer), uterine cervix (cervical cancer), vulva and vagina. In 2016, it is anticipated that approximately 105,890 new cases of gynecologic cancer will be documented in the United States and 30,890 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, this program uses discussions with Drs Ursula A Matulonis and Kathleen Moore about treatment controversies and the integration of key data sets into the practical management of gynecologic cancers.


    • 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 endometrial and cervical cancers, incorporating existing, recently approved and investigational targeted treatments.

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    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    This CME activity consists of a video component.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

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

    Ursula A Matulonis, MD
    Medical Director and Program Leader
    Gynecologic Oncology Program
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Advisory Committee: Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Unpaid Consultant: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

    Kathleen Moore, MD
    Jim and Christy Everest Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
    Director, Oklahoma TSET Phase I Program
    Stephenson Cancer Center
    Associate Professor, Section of Gynecologic Oncology
    Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Oklahoma
    Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Advisory Committee: Advaxis Inc, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc.

    EDITOR — 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, Amgen 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, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, 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, Natera Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, 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 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 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech BioOncology, ImmunoGen Inc and Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc.

    Hardware/Software Requirements:
    A high-speed Internet connection
    A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
    Internet Explorer 7 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later, Chrome, Safari 3.0 or later
    Adobe Flash Player 10.2 plug-in or later
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

    Last review date: April 2016
    Expiration date: April 2017

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