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Pancreatic Cancer Update, Issue 1, 2019 (Video Program)
Released March 2019

Featuring interviews with Drs Andrew H Ko and E Gabriela Chiorean. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

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

    Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death among men and women in the United States. The overwhelming majority of pancreatic cancers (approximately 90%) are ductal adenocarcinomas. Unfortunately, many patients diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAD) do not exhibit disease-specific symptoms until the cancer has reached an advanced stage, and for all stages of PAD the combined 1-year survival rate for patients who do not receive surgery is approximately 29% and the 5-year rate is just 7%. Published clinical trial results have led to the emergence of new therapeutic targets and regimens, and the poor clinical course for many patients with progressive PAD mandates the investigation of even more new approaches. In order to offer optimal patient care — including the option of clinical trial participation — the practicing medical oncologist must be well informed of these advances. To bridge the gap between research and patient care, Pancreatic Cancer Update presents one-on-one discussions with leading gastrointestinal oncology investigators. By providing access to the latest scientific developments and the perspectives of experts in the field, this CME activity assists medical oncologists with the formulation of up-to-date management strategies.


    • Develop an evidence-based strategy for the treatment of resectable or borderline resectable PAD, exploring the roles of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
    • Consider patient age, performance status and other clinical and logistic factors in the selection of systemic therapy for locally advanced or metastatic PAD.
    • Design and implement a plan of care to recognize and manage side effects and toxicities associated with the use of approved systemic regimens for patients with locally advanced or metastatic PAD to support quality of life and continuation of therapy.
    • Appreciate the efficacy and tolerability profile of nanoliposomal irinotecan for treatment-refractory metastatic PAD, and optimally incorporate this agent into patient-care algorithms.
    • Review the potential impact of early palliative care, pain management and end-of-life planning on clinical outcomes for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, and integrate this information, as applicable, into routine practice.

    Research To Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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    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 their spouses/partners) reported relevant conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:

    Andrew H Ko, MD
    Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
    Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, California

    Advisory Committee: ARMO BioSciences, Celgene Corporation, Rafael Pharmaceuticals Inc; Consulting Agreement: Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company; Contracted Research: AbGenomics Holding Ltd, Apexigen, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Halozyme Inc, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    E Gabriela Chiorean, MD
    Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology
    University of Washington
    Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Director, Clinical Research
    GI Oncology Program
    University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Clinical Director, GI Medical Oncology
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Seattle, Washington

    Advisory Committee: Halozyme Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc; Contracted Research: Merck.

    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, Agendia Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boston Biomedical Pharma Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Guardant Health, Halozyme Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Kite Pharma Inc, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Loxo Oncology, Medivation Inc, a Pfizer Company, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sandoz Inc, a Novartis Division, Sanofi Genzyme, Seattle Genetics, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro Inc, Teva Oncology and Tokai Pharmaceuticals 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 grantors.

    This activity is supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation, Halozyme Inc and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

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    Release date: March 2019
    Expiration date: March 2020

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