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Gastric Cancer Update, Issue 1, 2017 (Video Program)
Released November 2017

Proceedings from video interviews with Drs Peter C Enzinger and Yelena Y Janjigian on the treatment of gastric cancers. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

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

    OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    Approximately 45,000 people will be diagnosed with gastric or esophageal cancer in the United States in 2017 alone, with nearly 26,700 of these individuals succumbing to their disease. Published results from ongoing trials continuously lead to the emergence of new therapeutic targets and regimens, thereby altering existing management algorithms. In order to offer optimal patient care — including the option of clinical trial participation — the practicing medical oncologist must be well informed of these advances. To bridge the gap between research and patient care, Gastric Cancer Update uses one-on-one discussion with leading gastrointestinal oncology investigators. By providing access to the latest scientific developments and the perspectives of experts in the field, this CME activity assists medical oncologists with the formulation of up-to-date management strategies.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Appraise recent data on therapeutic advances and changing practice standards in gastric/gastroesophageal cancer, and integrate this information, as appropriate, into current clinical care.
    • Use HER2 status, clinical factors and patient perspectives to optimize the selection and sequence of systemic therapy for locally advanced or metastatic gastric/gastroesophageal cancer.
    • Describe available and emerging research with immune checkpoint inhibitors in gastric/gastroesophageal cancers, and use this information to inform trial participation.
    • Counsel patients regarding the incidence and manifestation of side effects and toxicities associated with commonly used systemic agents/regimens in the management of advanced gastric/gastroesophageal cancer.
    • Discuss the proposed mechanisms of action of and recall new data with other investigational agents demonstrating promising activity in gastric/gastroesophageal cancer, and refer appropriate patients for participation in ongoing trials evaluating these approaches.

    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 2.5 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 2.5 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.

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    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/GastricCancerUpdate117/Video/CME. The corresponding audio program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/GastricCancerUpdate117.

    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:

    Peter C Enzinger, MD
    Director, Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreement: Merck.

    Yelena Y Janjigian, MD
    Assistant Attending Physician
    Gastrointestinal Oncology Service
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York

    Advisory Committee: Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer Inc; Consulting Agreements: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Lilly.

    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, 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 Boston Biomedical Pharma Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Lilly.

    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: November 2017
    Expiration date: November 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 Peter C Enzinger, MD

Interview with Yelena Y Janjigian, MD

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