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What I Tell My Patients: Expert Insights into Patient Education on New Treatments and Clinical Trial Participation in Breast Cancer (Webinar Video Proceedings)
Released May 2022

Featuring perspectives from Ms Jamie Carroll, Dr Sara Hurvitz, Ms Kelly Leonard and Dr Hope Rugo. Published May 17, 2022. (Webinar Video Proceedings)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists involved in the treatment of breast cancer.

    By providing information on the latest research developments in the context of expert perspectives, this NCPD activity will assist oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists with the formulation of state-of-the-art clinical management strategies to facilitate optimal care of patients with breast cancer.


    • Understand published research data guiding the selection and duration of neoadjuvant, adjuvant and extended-adjuvant therapy for patients with HER2-overexpressing localized breast cancer.
    • Discuss with patients the risks and benefits of various anti-HER2 therapies employed in the long-term management of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
    • Recognize common and rare side effects associated with novel anti-HER2 agents, and use this information to develop supportive management plans for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.
    • Consider how the results of genomic assays and other patient- and treatment-related factors are used to personalize adjuvant systemic therapy for newly diagnosed ER-positive breast cancer.
    • Comprehend available clinical trial findings with CDK4/6 inhibitors for localized ER-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, and assess the optimal role of these agents as neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment.
    • Counsel patients regarding the selection and sequence of systemic therapy for ER-positive metastatic breast cancer discussing the roles of age, menopausal status, prior treatment course, PIK3CA mutation status, comorbidities, symptomatology and extent and sites of disease.
    • Appreciate available Phase III data documenting the efficacy of adjuvant PARP inhibition for patients high-risk HER2-negative localized breast cancer with BRCA mutations, and consider the potential role of this strategy in clinical practice.
    • Review published research evidence for the benefit of chemotherapy in combination with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies for newly diagnosed localized or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), and use this information to educate patients.
    • Evaluate published research findings guiding the selection and sequencing of available therapeutic agents for patients with PD-L1-negative TNBC or those who experience disease progression on front-line chemoimmunotherapy.
    • Appraise published efficacy and safety data with PARP inhibitors for patients with metastatic breast cancer harboring BRCA1/2 mutations, and consider the diagnostic and therapeutic implications for nonresearch care.
    • Assess the mechanisms of action of, early data with and ongoing clinical trials evaluating other novel agents and treatment strategies under development for localized and metastatic breast cancer.

    Research To Practice (RTP) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

    This educational activity for 2 contact hours is provided by RTP during the period of May 2022 through May 2023.

    This activity is awarded 2 ANCC pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.

    The program content has been reviewed by the ONCC and is acceptable for recertification points. Learners must apply for NCPD credit to utilize this program for ONCC certification or renewal. To review certification qualifications please visit ResearchToPractice.com/Meetings/ONS2022/Breast/ILNA.

    ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for ILNA points and is not for NCPD accreditation. NCPD programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing CE to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the NCPD provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification or ILNA categories may be used in relation to the program.

    To receive credit, participants should read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 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/ONS2022Breast/NCPD.

    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 NCPD 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 reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

    FACULTY — The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities:

    Jamie Carroll, APRN, MSN, CNP
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, Minnesota

    Advisory Committee: Sanofi Genzyme.

    Sara A Hurvitz, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Program, Division of Hematology-Oncology
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit
    Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Santa Monica, California

    Contracted Research Paid to Institution: Ambrx, Amgen Inc, Arvinas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, CytomX Therapeutics, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dignitana AB, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Immunomedics Inc, Lilly, MacroGenics Inc, Novartis, OBI Pharma Inc, Orinove Inc, Pfizer Inc, Phoenix Molecular Designs, Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Radius Health Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Zymeworks Inc; Preclinical Work (Grant Paid to UCLA): Ambrx, Samumed; National/International PI: Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Novartis, SeaGen Inc; Steering Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Lilly, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc; Travel Expenses: Lilly (2019); Uncompensated Consulting/Advisory Boards: 4D Pharma PLC, Ambrx, Amgen Inc, Artios Pharma, Arvinas, bioTheranostics Inc, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dantari, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Immunomedics Inc, Lilly, MacroGenics Inc, NKMAX CO Ltd, Novartis, Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pyxis Oncology, Seagen Inc.

    Kelly Leonard, MSN, FNP-BC
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Hope S Rugo, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials Education
    University of California, San Francisco
    Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    San Francisco, California

    Consulting Agreement: Samsung Bioepis (limited consulting); Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Immunomedics Inc, Lilly, MacroGenics Inc, Merck, Novartis, OBI Pharma Inc, Odonate Therapeutics, Pfizer Inc, Seagen Inc, Sermonix Pharmaceuticals; Honoraria: Mylan, Puma Biotechnology Inc; Travel: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, MacroGenics Inc, Merck, Mylan, Novartis, 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, BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals Inc, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Coherus BioSciences, CTI BioPharma Corp, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Eisai Inc, Elevation Oncology Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, G1 Therapeutics Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, 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, Mersana Therapeutics Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation on behalf of Advanced Accelerator Applications, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Servier Pharmaceuticals LLC, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company, TG Therapeutics Inc, Turning Point Therapeutics Inc, Verastem Inc and Zymeworks Inc.

    RTP NCPD PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF AND REVIEWERS — Planners, scientific staff and independent reviewers for RTP 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 Gilead Sciences Inc, Lilly, Novartis, Puma Biotechnology Inc, and Seagen Inc.

    Release date: May 2022
    Expiration date: May 2023

    There is no implied or real endorsement of any product by RTP or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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