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Lung Cancer Update, Issue 1, 2016 (Video Program)
Released June 2016

Proceedings from video interviews with Drs Bruce E Johnson and Thomas E Stinchcombe on the treatment of lung cancer. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of lung cancer.

    OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States for both men and women. In 2016, it is estimated that 224,390 new cases of lung and bronchus cancer will be diagnosed and 158,080 deaths will occur in the United States. Traditional chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy have had a modest effect on long-term outcomes for patients with lung cancer. However, the advent of biologic and immunotherapeutic agents has led to recent improvements in disease-free and overall survival in select populations. In order to offer optimal patient care, including the option of clinical trial participation, clinicians must be well informed of these advances.

    To provide clinicians with therapeutic strategies to address the disparate needs of patients with lung cancer, this program features information on the latest research developments and is designed to assist medical and radiation oncologists with the formulation of up-to-date strategies for the care of patients with lung cancer.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Review the benefits and risks associated with systemic therapies used in the evidence-based treatment of lung cancer, including targeted biologic agents and chemotherapy.
    • Assess available research evidence with existing and emerging therapeutic options for advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, and use this information to guide clinical care and protocol opportunities.
    • Discuss the effectiveness and tolerability of systemic therapies for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
    • Formulate a plan to incorporate immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy into the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and subsequently monitor immune-related side effects when they occur.
    • Recognize the recent FDA approvals of ramucirumab and necitumumab for patients with progressive metastatic NSCLC, and discern how these agents can be safely administered to appropriate patients with squamous and nonsquamous disease.
    • Describe emerging data on tumor immunotherapy for patients with small cell lung cancer, and consider this information when counseling patients regarding clinical trial participation.

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
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    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    This CME activity consists of a video component.

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    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:

    Bruce E Johnson, MD
    Chief Clinical Research Officer
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Consulting Agreements: Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Chugai Pharmaceuticals, KEW Group LLC, Lilly, Merck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Expert Testimony: Genentech BioOncology; Ownership Interest: KEW Group LLC.

    Thomas E Stinchcombe, MD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Hematology/Oncology
    Thoracic Oncology Program
    University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Consulting Agreements: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Lilly; Contracted Research: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, EMD Serono Inc, Genentech BioOncology.

    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, Agendia Inc, Amgen 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, 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 Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly, Merck and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

    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: June 2016
    Expiration date: June 2017

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