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Lung Cancer Update, Issue 1, 2013
Released July 2013

Featuring interviews with Drs Alice Shaw, Suresh S Ramalingam, Jennifer S Temel and Alan B Sandler. (Text and Audio Content)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States for both men and women, resulting in more deaths than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancer combined. Progress in the screening, prevention and treatment of this disease has been limited, and approximately 85% of patients who develop lung cancer will die of it. Traditional chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy have had a modest effect on long-term outcomes. However, the advent of biologic agents in lung cancer has led to recent improvements in disease-free and overall survival in select patient populations. Published results from ongoing and completed studies lead to the continual emergence of novel therapeutic strategies and changes in the indications for existing treatments. In order to offer optimal patient care — including the option of clinical trial participation — the practicing clinician must be well informed of these advances. Featuring information on the latest research developments along with expert perspectives, this CME activity is designed to assist medical and radiation oncologists with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies for the care of patients with lung cancer.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Apply the results of emerging clinical research to the current and future treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
    • Assess emerging research on the benefits of early palliative care for patients with metastatic NSCLC, and integrate this information, where appropriate, into patient consultations.
    • Identify distinct subtypes of adenocarcinoma of the lung — including those with EGFR mutations, EML4-ALK gene fusions, ROS1 gene rearrangement and other recently identified driver mutations — and the investigational and approved treatment options for patients with these biomarkers.
    • Review emerging research evidence with the use of the irreversible EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor afatinib alone or in combination with an EGFR monoclonal antibody for patients with advanced EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC.
    • Develop an evidence-based treatment approach to the selection of induction and maintenance biologic therapy and/or chemotherapy for patients with advanced NSCLC.
    • Recall the scientific rationale for ongoing investigation of novel agents or therapeutic approaches in lung cancer, and counsel appropriately selected patients about study participation.

    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 both audio and print components. The participant should listen to the audio MP3s. The text portion of this activity contains edited comments, clinical trial schemas, graphics and references that supplement the audio MP3s, as well as links to relevant full-text articles, abstracts, trial information and other web resources.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    This activity is supported by educational grants from Astellas, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly USA LLC and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

    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.

    FACULTYDr Temel had no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose. 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 ShawAdvisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc. Dr RamalingamAdvisory Committee: Pfizer Inc; Consulting Agreements: Agennix Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly USA LLC, Teva Oncology. Dr SandlerAdvisory Committee: Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Genentech BioOncology, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly USA LLC, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OSI Oncology, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc; Consulting Agreements: Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly USA LLC, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc; Legal Consultant: Genentech BioOncology, OSI Oncology, Pfizer Inc; Speakers Bureau: Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly USA LLC, Pfizer 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, Algeta US, Allos Therapeutics, Amgen Inc, ArQule Inc, Astellas, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Foundation Medicine Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Incyte Corporation, Lilly USA LLC, Medivation Inc, Merck, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Mundipharma International Limited, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc and Teva Oncology.

    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.

    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
    A high-speed Internet connection

    Last review date: July 2013
    Expiration date: July 2014

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Lung Cancer Update, Issue 1, 2013
Released July 2013

Featuring interviews with Drs Alice Shaw, Suresh S Ramalingam, Jennifer S Temel and Alan B Sandler. (Text and Audio Content)

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