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Visiting Professors: Lung Cancer Edition, Issue 1, 2019 (Video Program)
Released July 2019

Featuring Drs Leora Horn and Benjamin Levy’s perspectives on their time spent visiting with patients with lung cancer in the clinics of community oncologists. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

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

    The last several years have seen an explosion in the emergence of new therapies, including targeted therapies and immunotherapies, that have transformed the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. Although these therapies have been shown to improve overall survival, they have also led to changes in the prevailing treatment algorithms and new challenges in the management of this disease. In order to offer optimal patient care, clinicians must be well informed of these advances.

    To provide clinicians with therapeutic strategies to address the disparate needs of patients with metastatic lung cancer, the Visiting Professors audio series takes an innovative case-based approach that couples the perspectives of leading lung cancer investigators with those of general oncologists as they explore the intricacies of making treatment decisions. 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 these patients.


    • Consider performance status, prior therapeutic exposure, disease-free interval and other patient- or disease-related factors in the selection of systemic therapy for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
    • Recall available and emerging data evaluating anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies alone or in combination with other systemic therapies for NSCLC, and determine how to optimally integrate these agents into the management of metastatic NSCLC.
    • Evaluate available clinical trial data documenting the efficacy of angiogenesis inhibitors in patients with metastatic NSCLC, and determine how these agents can be optimally integrated into lung cancer clinical practice.
    • Assess clinical investigator perspectives regarding the safety of immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with NSCLC, including those with preexisting autoimmune disorders, and consider this information when designing treatment plans.
    • Appraise available research on the benefits of early palliative care for patients with metastatic NSCLC, and integrate this information, as appropriate, into patient consultations.

    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

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

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

    This CME activity consists of a video component.
    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    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:

    Clinical Investigators

    Benjamin Levy, MD
    Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Clinical Director
    Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
    Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial
    Washington, DC

    Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Lilly, Merck, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation.

    Leora Horn, MD, MSc
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Clinical Director, Thoracic Oncology Research Program
    Assistant Vice Chairman for Faculty Development
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, EMD Serono Inc, Genentech, Incyte Corporation, Pfizer Inc, Tesaro, Xcovery; Contracted Research: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Xcovery.

    Consulting Oncologists

    Raymond Lobins, DO
    Hulston Cancer Center (CoxHealth)
    Springfield, Missouri

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Yanjun Ma, MD
    Tennessee Oncology
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    EDITORDr 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 Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, Genmab, 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 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, Seattle Genetics, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, Teva Oncology, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc and Tolero Pharmaceuticals.

    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 Lilly.

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    Release date: July 2019
    Expiration date: July 2020

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Discussion with Benjamin Levy, MD and Raymond Lobins, DO

Discussion with Leora Horn, MD, MSc and Yanjun Ma, MD

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