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Patterns of Care: Optimizing the Current Management of Melanoma with BRAF Mutation in the Real World (Audio Program)
Released January 2021

Featuring a roundtable discussion with Drs Adil Daud, Michael Postow, Hussein Tawbi and Jeffrey S Weber. (Audio Program)

CE Information and Faculty Disclosures

    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of melanoma.


    • Identify patients after the surgical removal of primary melanoma for whom adjuvant therapy should be considered, and counsel them regarding the risks and potential benefits of existing and recently approved systemic approaches.
    • Consider age, performance status and other disease-related factors in the selection of first- and later-line therapy for patients with metastatic BRAF wild-type or BRAF-mutated melanoma.
    • Use available clinical trial evidence to safely and effectively incorporate targeted and immunotherapeutic approaches into the management of metastatic melanoma with BRAF tumor mutations.
    • Recognize the FDA approval of the combination of the BRAF inhibitor encorafenib and the MEK inhibitor binimetinib for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600 tumor mutation, and consider how the availability of this strategy affects current therapeutic algorithms.
    • Appreciate current evidence informing the selection of therapy for patients with advanced melanoma with BRAF mutations and brain metastases.
    • Identify the adverse events associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, targeted therapies and other systemic treatments for melanoma, and offer supportive management strategies to minimize side effects.
    • Recall available and emerging data with and ongoing evaluation of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies in combination with other systemic therapies (eg, targeted therapy, other immunotherapies) for advanced melanoma, and counsel appropriate patients about clinical trial availability and participation.

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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:

    Adil Daud, MD
    Director, Melanoma Program
    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, California

    Advisory Committee: Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck; Consulting Agreement: Merck; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Iovance Biotherapeutics; Ownership Interest: OncoSec Medical.

    Michael Postow, MD
    Chief, Melanoma Service
    Associate Attending Physician
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York

    Consulting Agreements: Aduro Biotech, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eisai Inc, Merck, Novartis; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Merck, Novartis, Rgenix; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

    Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD
    Deputy Chair, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
    Director of Melanoma Clinical Research and Early Drug Development
    Co-Director, MD Anderson Brain Metastasis Clinic
    Melanoma Medical Oncology, Investigational Cancer Therapeutics
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Consulting Agreements: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck, Novartis; Contracted Research: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck, Novartis.

    Jeffrey S Weber, MD, PhD
    Deputy Director
    Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
    Professor of Medicine
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    New York, New York

    Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, GlaxoSmithKline, Incyte Corporation, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Xencor; Contracted Research: NextCure; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Pfizer Inc; Ownership Interest: ImmuniMax; Equity: Biond Biologics, CytomX Therapeutics, Protean LLC.

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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 grantor.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

    Release date: January 2021
    Expiration date: January 2022

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