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Meet The Professors: Breast Cancer Edition, 2018
Released March 2018

A case-based roundtable discussion on the management of early and advanced breast cancer. Featuring faculty members Drs Sara A Hurvitz and George W Sledge Jr and community oncologists Drs Lauren Carcas, Patricia A DeFusco and Andrea Stebel. (Audio Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This program is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of breast cancer (BC).

    OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    BC continues to be one of the most rapidly evolving fields in medical oncology. Results from numerous ongoing trials lead to the continual emergence of new therapeutic agents, treatment strategies and diagnostic and prognostic tools. In order to offer optimal patient care — including the option of clinical trial participation — the practicing cancer clinician must be well informed of these advances. Featuring a roundtable discussion on the management of BC with expert case-based perspectives along with the latest research developments, this CME activity is designed to assist medical oncologists, hematologist-oncologists and hematology-oncology fellows with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Develop an evidence-based algorithm for the treatment of hormone-sensitive advanced BC, including the use of endocrine, biologic and chemotherapeutic agents.
    • Implement a clinical plan for the management of metastatic HER2-positive BC, incorporating existing and emerging targeted treatments.
    • Consider published research findings and patient preferences in the selection and sequencing of available and investigational therapeutic agents for patients with metastatic triple-negative BC.
    • Understand emerging efficacy data and side effects with the use of PARP inhibitors for patients with BRCA-mutated advanced BC, and consider the therapeutic implications of these findings on clinical care.
    • Consider the use of available biomarkers and genomic assays to assess risk and individualize therapy for patients with BC in the neoadjuvant and adjuvant settings.
    • Recall the results of pivotal trials introducing effective new BC therapeutic agents, and identify their potential effects on existing treatment algorithms.
    • Identify ongoing trials of investigational approaches in BC, and obtain consent and refer patients for study participation.

    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
    Audio Program: Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Video Program: Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 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 each of these CME activities, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.75 (audio) and 3.5 (video) 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 each 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.

    Personal information and data sharing: Research To Practice aggregates deidentified user data for program-use analysis, program development, activity planning and site improvement. We may provide aggregate and deidentified data to third parties, including commercial supporters. We do not share or sell personally identifiable information to any unaffiliated third parties or commercial supporters. Please see our privacy policy at ResearchToPractice.com/Privacy-Policy for more information.

    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, listen to the MP3s, complete the Post-test with a score of 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/BCU118/CME. The corresponding video program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/BCU118/Video.

    Video Program: This CME activity consists of video and slide components. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, watch the video, review the accompanying slide presentation, complete the Post-test with a score of 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/BCU118/Video/CME. The corresponding audio program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/MTPBreast18.

    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:

    Sara A Hurvitz, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Director, Breast Oncology Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Medical Director, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Unit
    Los Angeles, California
    Co-Director, Santa Monica-UCLA Outpatient Oncology Practices
    Santa Monica, California

    Contracted Research: Amgen Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BioMarin, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Cascadian Therapeutics, Dignitana, Genentech BioOncology, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Medivation Inc, a Pfizer Company, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Novartis, OBI Pharma Inc, Pfizer Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Seattle Genetics; Paid Travel: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Novartis, OBI Pharma Inc.

    George W Sledge Jr, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Oncology
    Department of Medicine
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford, California

    Advisory Committee: Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc; Contracted Research: Genentech BioOncology.

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

    Lauren Carcas, MD
    Miami Cancer Institute
    Baptist Health South Florida
    Miami, Florida

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Patricia A DeFusco, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    Director, Hartford Hospital Breast Program
    Physician Leader, Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute Breast Disease Management Team
    Hartford, Connecticut

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Andrea Stebel, MD
    Hematology/Oncology
    California Oncology
    Newport Beach, California

    Speakers Bureau: Celgene Corporation.

    MODERATOR — 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 AbbVie Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc/Medivation Inc, a Pfizer Company, Eisai Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Lilly, Novartis and Puma Biotechnology Inc.

    Hardware/Software Requirements:
    A high-speed Internet connection
    A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
    Internet Explorer 11 or later, Firefox 56 or later, Chrome 61 or later, Safari 11 or later, Opera 48 or later
    Adobe Flash Player 27 plug-in or later
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

    Release date: March 2018
    Expiration date: March 2019

    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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Meet The Professors: Breast Cancer Edition, 2018
Released March 2018

A case-based roundtable discussion on the management of early and advanced breast cancer. Featuring faculty members Drs Sara A Hurvitz and George W Sledge Jr and community oncologists Drs Lauren Carcas, Patricia A DeFusco and Andrea Stebel. (Audio Program)

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