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Lung Cancer Update, Issue 3, 2015
Released February 2016

Featuring interviews with Drs Alexander E Drilon, John V Heymach, Jean-Charles Soria and Martin Reck. (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 and immunotherapeutic 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 program is designed to assist medical oncologists and radiation oncologists with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies for the care of patients with lung cancer.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Recall the scientific rationale for ongoing investigation of novel agents or immunotherapeutic approaches in lung cancer, and counsel appropriately selected patients about study participation.
    • Assess available research evidence with existing and emerging therapeutic options for patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, and use this information to guide clinical care and protocol opportunities for these individuals.
    • Employ an understanding of next-generation sequencing, and determine its clinical and/or research application for patients with metastatic lung cancer.
    • Describe mechanisms of tumor resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and identify therapeutic opportunities to circumvent this process.
    • Identify patients with 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 use this information to develop optimal therapeutic approaches.
    • Formulate a plan to incorporate checkpoint inhibitor therapy into the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer and subsequently monitor immune-related side effects when they occur.

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
    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.

    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 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: Dr DrilonContracted Research: GlaxoSmithKline, Ignyta Inc; Speakers Bureau: Genentech BioOncology, Ignyta Inc. Dr HeymachAdvisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech BioOncology, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline. Prof SoriaAdvisory Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Genentech BioOncology, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Roche Laboratories Inc, Sanofi; Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Genentech BioOncology, GlaxoSmithKline, ImClone Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly, Merck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Sanofi. Dr ReckAdvisory Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Lilly, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Lilly, 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, 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 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 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, Biodesix Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Foundation Medicine, 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: February 2016
    Expiration date: February 2017

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Lung Cancer Update, Issue 3, 2015
Released February 2016

Featuring interviews with Drs Alexander E Drilon, John V Heymach, Jean-Charles Soria and Martin Reck. (Text and Audio Content)

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