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Oncology Today with Dr Neil Love: Predictors of Response to Cancer Immunotherapy (Audio Program)
Released March 2021

Featuring an interview with Prof Solange Peters. (Audio Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

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


    • Appraise current data evaluating the correlation between PD-L1 expression and response to anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies and the utility of PD-L1 as a predictor of response to immunotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
    • Recall methods of measurement for tumor mutational burden (TMB) in tumor tissue and emerging data demonstrating a correlation between TMB and sensitivity to immune checkpoint inhibitors.
    • Assess available data supporting the FDA approval of pembrolizumab for TMB-high solid tumors, and consider patients with cancer for whom this agent may be an appropriate therapeutic option.
    • Understand the biologic rationale for the activity of immune checkpoint inhibitors in microsatellite instability-high or mismatch repair-deficient cancers, and determine how available immune checkpoint inhibitors may fit into clinical management algorithms for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
    • Consider emerging data exploring other potential predictors of response (eg, neoantigen burden, intestinal microbiota) to immune checkpoint inhibitors to discern their feasibility as biomarkers.

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    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component.
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    Video Program: This CME activity consists of a video component.
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    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 CME 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 physician reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

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

    Professor Solange Peters, MD, PhD
    Head, Medical Oncology
    Chair, Thoracic Malignancies
    Oncology Department
    Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biocartis, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Debiopharm Group, F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Foundation Medicine, Illumina Inc, Incyte Corporation, Janssen Biotech Inc, Lilly, Merck Serono, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, PharmaMar, Phosplatin Therapeutics, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Biodesix Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Clovis Oncology, F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Illumina Inc, Merck Serono, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Mirati Therapeutics, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Phosplatin Therapeutics; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Illumina Inc, Lilly, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, 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, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene Ltd, 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, Exact Sciences Inc, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, 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, Novocure Inc, 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.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE CME PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF AND REVIEWERS — Planners, scientific staff and independent reviewers for Research To Practice 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 grantor.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck.

    Release date: March 2021
    Expiration date: March 2022

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