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Oncology Today with Dr Neil Love: Management of Gastroesophageal Cancers (Audio Program)
Released November 2020

Featuring an interview with Dr Daniel Catenacci. (Audio 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 gastrointestinal cancers.


    • Consider HER2 status, PD-L1 combined positive score, clinical factors and patient preferences to personalize the selection and sequence of systemic therapy for advanced gastroesophageal cancers.
    • Describe the published research data with and ongoing evaluation of immune checkpoint inhibitors with anti-angiogenic agents in the management of gastroesophageal cancers, and identify patients who may be eligible for this strategy in or outside of a clinical research setting.
    • Appreciate the recent FDA approval of nivolumab for unresectable advanced, recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus after prior fluoropyrimidine and platinum-based chemotherapy, and identify patients appropriate for treatment with this novel approach.
    • Recall the biologic rationale for and available data with the use of trastuzumab deruxtecan for patients with previously treated HER2-overexpressing gastric/gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer, and discern the current and potential clinical applicability of this treatment strategy.
    • Devise a rational approach to the incorporation of TAS-102 into the treatment algorithm for previously treated locally advanced or metastatic gastric/GEJ cancer.
    • Implement a plan of care to manage side effects associated with agents and regimens commonly employed in the management of gastroesophageal cancers in order to support quality of life and continuation of therapy.

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    This CME activity consists of an audio component.
    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

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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:

    Daniel Catenacci, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology and Oncology
    Director, Interdisciplinary Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
    Assistant Director, Translational Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center
    The University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences
    Chicago, Illinois

    Advisory Committee: Astellas, Merck, Seagen Inc, Tempus; Consulting Agreements: Amgen Inc, Archer Pharmaceuticals, Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Gritstone Oncology, Guardant Health, Lilly, Merck, Natera Inc, Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc, QED Therapeutics, Seagen Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Tempus, Zymeworks; Contracted Research: Amgen Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Data and Safety Board: Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck Serono; Speakers Bureau: Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Guardant Health, Lilly, Merck, Tempus.

    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 activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Lilly, Merck and Taiho Oncology Inc.

    Release date: November 2020
    Expiration date: November 2021

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