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Oncology Today with Dr Neil Love: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Urothelial Bladder Carcinoma (Audio Program)
Released December 2020

Featuring an interview with Dr Joaquim Bellmunt. (Audio Program)

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  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of urothelial bladder carcinoma.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Compare and contrast the available clinical trial evidence with different immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of urothelial bladder carcinoma (UBC) to determine the current utility of these agents in clinical practice.
    • Consider the recent FDA approval of avelumab maintenance therapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic UBC who have not experienced disease progression with first-line platinum-containing chemotherapy, and determine how this agent can be appropriately integrated into clinical care.
    • Appraise available research data and ongoing clinical trials evaluating anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies in combination with chemotherapy, and consider the potential utility of this strategy in the management of UBC.
    • Recognize immune-related adverse events and other common side effects associated with approved immune checkpoint inhibitors, and use this information to develop supportive management plans for patients with UBC undergoing treatment with these agents.
    • Recall the mechanism of action of enfortumab vedotin and recent data leading to its FDA approval for previously treated locally advanced or metastatic UBC, and identify patients for whom treatment with this novel compound would be appropriate.

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    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    This CME activity consists of an audio component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, listen to the MP3s, complete the Post-test with a score of 100% and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/OncologyTodayCheckpointInhibitionUBC20/CME.

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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:

    Joaquim Bellmunt, MD, PhD
    Director, Bladder Cancer Program
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck, Pfizer Inc; Contracted Research: Merck, Pfizer Inc, Takeda Oncology.

    EDITOR — 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, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, 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, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, Genomic Health Inc, 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, 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 Pfizer Inc and EMD Serono, Inc.

    Release date: December 2020
    Expiration date: December 2021

    After completing the Post-test, learners may download and review the answers here in order to identify further areas of study.

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