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Meet The Professors: Lung Cancer Edition, 2018 (Video Program)
Released May 2018

A case-based roundtable discussion on the management of lung cancer. Featuring faculty members Drs Ramaswamy Govindan and Corey J Langer and community oncologists Drs Yanjun Ma, Joseph Martins and Estelamari Rodriguez. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This program is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of lung cancer.

    Lung cancer is a devastating malignancy with broad-reaching effects on public health, as it accounts for 14% of all new cancer cases in the United States and the most cancer-related deaths among both men and women. In the year 2017, it is estimated that more than 222,500 individuals were diagnosed and more than 155,000 died from the disease. Importantly, despite the many advances over the past few decades related to surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, death rates attributable to lung cancer have remained relatively unchanged. Today there is renewed optimism that these trends have already started to change, as recent research advances have led to an explosion in lung cancer genetic and biologic knowledge among scientists and clinicians working in this area of cancer medicine. 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 experts’ perspectives, this CME program is designed to assist medical oncologists with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies for the care of patients with lung cancer.


    • Appropriately employ the results of PD-L1 assessment to individualize first-line therapy for patients based on their potential response (or lack thereof) to treatment.

    • Review published research data documenting the efficacy and safety of available anti-PD-1 antibodies for patients with newly diagnosed PD-L1-positive (tumor proportion score [TPS] of greater than or equal to 50%) metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

    • Consider age, performance status and other patient- or disease-related factors to guide the selection of induction and maintenance systemic therapy for patients with PD-L1-negative (TPS of less than 50%) metastatic NSCLC without an identifiable driver mutation.

    • Appreciate available clinical trial data documenting the efficacy of necitumumab and ramucirumab for patients with metastatic NSCLC, and discern how these agents can be optimally integrated into clinical practice.

    • Educate patients about the potential side effects associated with commonly employed chemotherapeutic, biologic and immunotherapeutic agents, and provide preventive strategies to reduce or ameliorate these toxicities.

    • Describe ongoing trials evaluating novel applications of immune checkpoint inhibitors alone or in combination with other systemic approaches (eg, anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies in combination with other checkpoint inhibitors, chemotherapy or targeted therapy), and counsel appropriately selected patients about potential participation.

    Research To Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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    Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component.
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    Video Program: This CME activity consists of video and slide components.
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    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:

    Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Section of Oncology
    Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St Louis, Missouri

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Baxalta Inc, INC Research, Roche Laboratories Inc; Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, Baxalta Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech BioOncology, INC Research; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Baxalta Inc, INC Research; Speakers Bureau: AbbVie Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Baxalta Inc, INC Research.

    Corey J Langer, MD
    Director of Thoracic Oncology
    Abramson Cancer Center
    Professor of Medicine
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Vice Chair, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Advisory Committee: Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Takeda Oncology; Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Eisai Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Advantagene Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc, Merck, Takeda Oncology; Data and Safety Monitoring Board: Amgen Inc.

    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:

    Yanjun Ma, MD, PhD
    Medical Oncology
    Tennessee Oncology
    Nashville, Tennessee

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Joseph Martins, MD
    Tyler Hematology-Oncology
    ETMC Lung Cancer Tumor Board Moderator
    Tyler, Texas

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Estelamari Rodriguez, MD, MPH
    Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology
    Chair, Women's Centered Care Network
    Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Miami Beach, Florida

    Advisory Committee: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Genentech BioOncology; Speakers Bureau: Merck.

    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 grantor.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

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    Release date: May 2018
    Expiration date: May 2019

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