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Meet The Professor: Optimizing the Selection and Sequencing of Therapy for Patients with Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancers — Issue 1 (Webinar Video Proceedings)
Released August 2021

Featuring perspectives from Dr Kristen K Ciombor. Published August 18, 2021. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    These activities are intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Evaluate recently presented clinical research findings applicable to the optimal selection and sequencing of systemic therapy for patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC), gastric/gastroesophageal cancer (GC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and consider how these data sets affect current clinical decision-making.
    • Develop a long-term care plan for patients diagnosed with metastatic CRC, considering biomarker profile (eg, BRAF, microsatellite instability status), tumor location, prior systemic therapy, symptomatology, performance status and personal goals of treatment.
    • Assess biomarker test results (eg, HER2, PD-L1 status), clinical factors and patient preferences to optimize the selection and sequence of systemic therapy for locally advanced or metastatic GC.
    • Use patient age, performance status, degree of liver function and other clinical factors to individualize therapeutic recommendations for newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory unresectable or metastatic HCC.
    • Appreciate the clinical prevalence and significance of elevated alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) expression in patients with advanced HCC, evaluate available data documenting the benefit of specific management approaches for patients with high AFP levels, and personalize therapeutic recommendations.
    • Appraise available and emerging data with other investigational agents and strategies currently in clinical testing for CRC, GC and HCC, and where applicable, refer eligible patients for clinical trial 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 1.75 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 1.25 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 these CME activities, which includes participation in the evaluation components and short post-tests, enables the participant to earn up to 1.75 (audio) and 1.25 (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, these programs have been specifically designed for the following ABIM specialty: medical oncology.

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    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, review the downloadable slide set, complete the Post-test with a score of 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/MTPGI21/Issue1/CME. The corresponding video program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/MTPGI21/Issue1/Video.

    Video Program: 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/MTPGI21/Issue1/Video/CME. The corresponding audio program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/MTPGI21/Issue1.

    CONTENT VALIDATION AND DISCLOSURES
    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education and adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers and others, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of this activity. In addition, all activity content is reviewed by 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 reported relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities:

    Kristen K Ciombor, MD, MSCI
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Consulting Agreements: Merck, Natera Inc; Contracted Research: Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Calithera Biosciences, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Incyte Corporation, Merck, NuCana, Pfizer Inc.

    MODERATOR — Dr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice. Research To Practice receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following companies: AbbVie Inc, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, ADC Therapeutics, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene Ltd, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Coherus BioSciences, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Eisai Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences Inc, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Grail Inc, Halozyme Inc, Helsinn Healthcare SA, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite, A Gilead Company, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, Merck, Novartis, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, A GSK Company, TG Therapeutics Inc, Turning Point Therapeutics Inc and Verastem Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE CME PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF AND REVIEWERS — Planners, scientific staff and independent 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 grantor.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

    Release date: August 2021
    Expiration date: August 2022

    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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