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Meet The Professor: Immunotherapy and Novel Agents in Gynecologic Cancers (Webinar Video Proceedings)
Released March 2021

Featuring perspectives from Dr Michael J Birrer. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

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


    • Describe the biologic rationale for, published research data with, and ongoing evaluation of the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the management of ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer (EC) and cervical cancer (CC).
    • Appraise the clinical research findings supporting the FDA approval of anti-PD-1 monotherapy for PD-L1-positive, progressive metastatic CC, and counsel appropriate patients about the risks and potential benefits of this treatment approach.
    • Review available data with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies for microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) and microsatellite stable recurrent EC, and identify patients who may be eligible for this strategy as part of a clinical research study or outside of a protocol setting.
    • Assess the recent FDA approval of pembrolizumab in combination with lenvatinib for patients with advanced EC that is not MSI-H/mismatch repair deficient who experience disease progression after prior systemic therapy but are not candidates for curative surgery or radiation therapy, and optimally integrate this novel regimen into current clinical management algorithms.
    • Recognize the incidence of tissue factor expression in patients with CC and other gynecologic cancers, and consider emerging pivotal research findings with and the potential role of tisotumab vedotin for recurrent CC.
    • Recall the design of ongoing clinical trials evaluating novel agents and strategies for gynecologic cancers, and counsel appropriate patients about availability and participation.

    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

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    Video Program: This CME activity consists of a video component.
    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

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

    Presenting Faculty Member

    Michael J Birrer, MD, PhD
    Vice Chancellor, UAMS
    Director, Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute
    Director, Cancer Service Line
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Tesaro, A GSK Company.

    Contributing Investigator

    Brian M Slomovitz, MD, MS
    Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Florida International University
    Miami, Florida

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc; Consulting Agreement: GOG Foundation 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 commercial interests: AbbVie Inc, Acerta Pharma — A member of the AstraZeneca Group, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, Agendia Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene Ltd, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences Inc, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Grail Inc, Guardant Health, Halozyme Inc, Helsinn Healthcare SA, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite, A Gilead Company, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sandoz Inc, a Novartis Division, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Teva Oncology, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc and Verastem Inc.

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    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 Eisai Inc, Merck, Seagen Inc and Tesaro, A GSK Company.

    Release date: March 2021
    Expiration date: March 2022

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