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Oncology Today with Dr Neil Love: Current and Future Role of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Other Novel Therapies in Urothelial Bladder Cancer (Audio Program)
Released November 2020

Featuring an interview with Dr Ashish M Kamat. (Audio Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This activity is intended for hematologists, medical oncologists, urologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of urothelial bladder carcinoma.


    • Appraise the recent FDA approval of pembrolizumab for patients with BCG-unresponsive, high-risk non-muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) who are ineligible for or have elected not to undergo cystectomy, and determine how this agent can be appropriately integrated into clinical care.
    • Recall available clinical trial data with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies as maintenance therapy after first-line chemotherapy for patients with previously untreated metastatic UBC, and consider the role of this approach in routine practice.
    • Appraise available research data and ongoing clinical trials evaluating anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies alone or in combination with targeted agents for UBC, and counsel appropriately selected patients about participation in research protocols.
    • Consider the mechanism of action of and recent data with enfortumab vedotin for previously treated locally advanced or metastatic UBC, and identify patients for whom treatment with this novel compound would be appropriate.
    • Recognize the FDA approval of erdafitinib for patients with advanced UBC and FGFR genetic alterations whose disease has progressed during or after at least 1 line of platinum-containing chemotherapy, and determine how this agent may be appropriately integrated into clinical practice.
    • Educate patients about the side effects and toxicities associated with approved therapies commonly employed in the management of UBC, and provide preventive strategies to reduce or ameliorate these toxicities.

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

    Ashish M Kamat, MD, MBBS
    Professor of Urologic Oncology (Surgery)
    Wayne B Duddlesten Professor of Cancer Research
    Department of Urology, Division of Surgery
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: Abbott Laboratories, Arquer Diagnostics, Asieris Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Cepheid, CG Oncology Inc, Eisai Inc, enGene Inc, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Imagine Pharma, Janssen Biotech Inc, MDxHealth, Medexus Pharma Inc, Merck, Pfizer Inc, Photocure Inc, Protara Therapeutics Inc, Rainier Therapeutics, Roivant Sciences Ltd, Seagen Inc, Sesen Bio, Theralase Technologies Inc, TMC Innovation, US Biotest Inc; Contracted Research: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc, FKD Therapies Oy, Heat Biologics Inc, Merck, National Institutes of Health, Photocure Inc, SPORE (NIH Grant), SWOG Cancer Research Network, The Leo & Anne Albert Institute for Bladder Cancer Care and Research; Patent: CyPRIT-Cytokine Panel for Response to Intravesical Immunotherapy joint with UT/MDACC.

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    This activity is supported by educational grants from Astellas and Seagen Inc, and Merck.

    Release date: November 2020
    Expiration date: November 2021

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