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Oncology Today with Dr Neil Love: Current and Future Role of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Other Novel Therapies in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers (Audio Program)
Released December 2020

Featuring an interview with Dr David M O’Malley. (Audio Program)

CE Information and Faculty Disclosures

    This activity is intended for gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, gynecologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.


    • Describe the biologic rationale for, published research data with and ongoing evaluation of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the management of ovarian cancer (OC), endometrial cancer (EC) and cervical cancer (CC), and identify patients who may be eligible for this strategy in or outside of a clinical research setting.
    • Recognize the importance of microsatellite instability (MSI) testing for patients with OC, EC and CC, and identify the benefits observed with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies for patients with MSI-high disease.
    • Assess the clinical research supporting the FDA approval of anti-PD-1 monotherapy for patients with progressive PD-L1-positive metastatic CC, and counsel appropriate patients about the risks and potential benefits of this treatment approach.
    • Recall available data with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies for patients with MSI-high and microsatellite stable recurrent EC, and appreciate ongoing research efforts to define the role of these agents in the treatment of this disease.
    • Appraise clinical research data leading to the recent FDA approval of pembrolizumab in combination with lenvatinib for patients with advanced EC that is not MSI high or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) who experience disease progression after systemic therapy but are not candidates for curative surgery or radiation therapy.
    • Recognize the incidence of tissue factor expression in patients with cervical and other gynecologic cancers, and consider the potential role of novel agents designed to exploit this therapeutic target.
    • Formulate and implement a plan of care to recognize and manage side effects and toxicities associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors and other novel systemic therapies in the management of OC, CC and EC in order to support quality of life and continuation of therapy.
    • Review the mechanisms of action of, emerging efficacy data with and toxicity profiles of novel targeted agents under investigation in OC, CC and EC, and effectively prioritize clinical trial opportunities for eligible patients.

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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:

    David M O’Malley, MD
    Division Director, Gynecologic Oncology
    Co-Director, Gynecologic Oncology Phase I Program
    The Ohio State University and The James Cancer Center
    Columbus, Ohio

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, Agenus Inc, Ambry Genetics, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Eisai Inc, Genelux, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, GOG Foundation Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Leap Therapeutics Inc, Merck, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Novocure, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Tarveda Therapeutics, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Agenus Inc, Ambry Genetics, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, GOG Foundation Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Novocure, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Seagen Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Agenus Inc, Ajinomoto Co Inc, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Clovis Oncology, Daré Bioscience, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Ergomed Plc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, GlaxoSmithKline, GOG Foundation Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Iovance Botherapeutics Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd, Merck, New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, Novocure, PRA Health Sciences, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Seagen Inc, Stemcentrx, Syneos Health, Tesaro, A GSK Company, TRACON Pharmaceuticals Inc, VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Inc; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Marker Therapeutics Inc.

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    This activity is supported by educational grants from Eisai Inc, Merck, Seagen Inc and Tesaro, A GSK Company.

    Release date: December 2020
    Expiration date: December 2021

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