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Visiting Professors: Lung Cancer Edition, Issue 1, 2012
Released February 2012

Featuring Dr Rogerio C Lilenbaum’s perspective on a day spent visiting patients with lung cancer in the clinic of community oncologist Dr Dennis A Lowenthal. (Audio Content)

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  • OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY

    Lung cancer is increasingly recognized as a heterogeneous group of neoplasms. Not long ago, it was clinically sufficient to differentiate between small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Individualized treatment decisions are increasingly driven by genetic biomarkers in addition to histologic subtype and patient-specific characteristics. In order to offer optimal patient care — including the option of clinical trial participation — practicing medical oncologists must be well informed of this increased understanding of the phenotypically unique subsets of lung cancer to enable customized treatment planning. To provide clinicians with therapeutic strategies for addressing the disparate needs of patients with lung cancer, the Visiting Professors audio series employs an innovative, case-based approach that unites the perspectives of leading lung cancer investigators and community oncologists as they explore the intricacies of clinical decision-making. Upon completion of this CME activity, medical oncologists should be able to formulate an up-to-date and more complete approach to the care of patients with lung cancer.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Use case-based learning and shared clinical insight to provide comprehensive and compassionate oncology care.
    • Refine current treatment approaches through the appraisal of therapeutic advances in lung cancer.
    • Counsel patients about the expected side effects and benefits of different adjuvant chemotherapy regimens.
    • Formulate an approach to first-line and maintenance therapy for patients with nonsquamous NSCLC based on best current evidence, and recall the rationale for and design of ongoing clinical trials addressing these issues.
    • Use prognostic and predictive clinical and molecular markers to aid in treatment decision-making for NSCLC.
    • Counsel appropriately selected patients about the availability of ongoing clinical trials.

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    CONTENT VALIDATION AND DISCLOSURES

    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. We assess potential conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Real or apparent 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.

    FACULTYDr Lowenthal had no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose. The following faculty (and their spouses/partners) reported real or apparent conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process: Dr LilenbaumConsulting Agreements: Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology.

    EDITORDr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following commercial interests: Abbott Laboratories, Allos Therapeutics, Amgen Inc, ArQule Inc, Astellas, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals/Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Biodesix Inc, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, ImClone Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA LLC, Medivation Inc, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Mundipharma International Limited, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS
    — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no real or apparent 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 Genentech BioOncology & OSI Oncology and Lilly USA LLC.


    Hardware/Software Requirements:
    An Internet connection that is at least 28.8 Kbps
    A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
    Internet Explorer 6.x or newer, Firefox 2.x or newer, or Safari 2.x or newer
    Macromedia Flash plug-in 6.0 or greater
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

    Last review date: February 2012
    Expiration date: February 2013

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Visiting Professors: Lung Cancer Edition, Issue 1, 2012
Released February 2012

Featuring Dr Rogerio C Lilenbaum’s perspective on a day spent visiting patients with lung cancer in the clinic of community oncologist Dr Dennis A Lowenthal. (Audio Content)

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