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Year in Review: Clinical Investigators Provide Perspectives on the Most Relevant New Publications, Data Sets and Advances in Nontargeted Therapy for Lung Cancer (Webinar Audio Proceedings)
Released March 2021

Featuring perspectives from Drs Matthew Gubens and Suresh S Ramalingam. (Audio Program)

CE Information and Faculty Disclosures

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


    • Review recent therapeutic advances related to the use of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies as monotherapy or in combination with chemotherapy or anti-CTLA-4 antibodies for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and discern how these approaches can be optimally employed in patient care.
    • Recognize the recent FDA approvals of nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab with and without chemotherapy as first-line treatment for patients with metastatic NSCLC, and appropriately incorporate these novel regimens to current treatment algorithms.
    • 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 NSCLC who experience disease progression on first-line treatment.
    • Appraise the FDA approval of durvalumab consolidation for patients with unresectable Stage III NSCLC who have not experienced disease progression after standard platinum-based chemotherapy concurrent with radiation therapy, and discern how this strategy can be safely integrated into routine clinical practice.
    • Evaluate the recent FDA approvals of atezolizumab or durvalumab in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy as first-line therapy for patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC), and consider how these regimens can be appropriately and safely integrated into clinical practice.
    • Develop an understanding of the mechanism of action of lurbinectedin and available clinical trial findings with that agent for patients with SCLC who have experienced disease progression on platinum-containing therapy, and optimally incorporate this FDA-approved strategy into management algorithms.
    • Assess Phase III data with and the recent FDA approval of nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab for patients with previously untreated, unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), and appropriately integrate this new treatment option into current clinical practice.
    • Recall available efficacy and safety data with the use of tumor treating fields in combination with chemotherapy as first-line therapy for patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic MPM in order to make an informed decision regarding the incorporation of this treatment modality into clinical practice.

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

    Matthew Gubens, MD, MS
    Associate Professor, Thoracic Medical Oncology
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, California

    Advisory Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, BeyondSpring Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Inivata; Contracted Research: Celgene Corporation, Merck, Novartis, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc..

    Suresh S Ramalingam, MD
    Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
    Roberto C Goizueta Chair for Cancer Research
    Director, Division of Medical Oncology
    Deputy Director, Winship Cancer Institute
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Advaxis Inc, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Merck, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, A GSK Company.

    MODERATOR — 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.

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    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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Merck, Novocure Inc, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

    Release date: March 2021
    Expiration date: March 2022

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