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Year in Review: Clinical Investigator Perspectives on the Most Relevant New Data Sets and Advances in Gastric, Gastroesophageal Junction and Esophageal Cancer (Faculty Presentations)
Released March 2022

Featuring slide presentations and related discussion from Drs David Ilson and Zev Wainberg. Published March 3, 2022. (Faculty Presentations)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This program is intended for medical oncologists, hematologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of gastric, gastroesophageal junction and esophageal cancer.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Use HER2 status, PD-L1 combined positive score, clinical factors, patient preferences and an understanding of new data to personalize first-line therapy for locally advanced or metastatic gastric, gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) and esophageal cancer.
    • Describe the published research findings with immune checkpoint inhibitors alone or in combination with chemotherapy for the management of gastric, GEJ and esophageal cancer, and optimally integrate these strategies into nonresearch treatment algorithms.
    • Optimally incorporate available therapeutic agents and regimens into the clinical care of patients with HER2-negative metastatic gastric, GEJ or esophageal cancer who have experienced disease progression on front-line chemotherapy or chemoimmunotherapy.
    • Appraise clinical trial findings supporting the use of adjuvant anti-PD-1 antibody therapy for patients with resected esophageal or GEJ cancer who have received neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy and have residual disease, and discern the clinical applicability of this treatment strategy.
    • Recall available data with novel HER2-targeted agents and strategies for newly diagnosed and previously treated HER2-overexpressing gastric or GEJ cancer, and identify patients who may be appropriate for these approaches.
    • Recognize common and rare side effects associated with approved and investigational agents used in the care of patients with gastroesophageal cancers, and apply this information to develop appropriate and effective supportive management plans.
    • Review the rationale for, available data with and ongoing research studies evaluating novel agents and strategies for gastroesophageal cancers, and effectively prioritize clinical trial opportunities for eligible patients.

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

    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
    Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (ABIM) — MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC)
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

    Please note, this program has been specifically designed for the following ABIM specialty: medical oncology.

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    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    This CME activity consists of a video component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, watch the video, complete the Post-test with a score of 100% and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/YiR2021/Gastric/Presentations/CME.

    CONTENT VALIDATION AND DISCLOSURES
    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education and adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of this activity. In addition, all activity content is reviewed by 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 reported relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities:

    David H Ilson, MD, PhD
    Attending Physician, Member
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York, New York

    Advisory Committee: Astellas, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Merck; Consulting Agreements: Amgen Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Foundation Medicine, Lilly, Merck, Natera Inc, Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Servier Pharmaceuticals LLC, Taiho Oncology Inc; Contracted Research: Taiho Oncology Inc; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: MacroGenics Inc, Merck.

    Zev Wainberg, MD, MSc
    Co-Director, GI Oncology Program
    Director of Early Phase Clinical Research
    Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
    UCLA School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, California

    Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: Amgen Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Novartis, Seagen Inc; Contracted Research: Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Novartis, Seagen Inc; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Pfizer Inc.

    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 companies: AbbVie Inc, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, ADC Therapeutics, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene Ltd, BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals Inc, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Coherus BioSciences, CTI BioPharma Corp, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, G1 Therapeutics Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Grail Inc, Halozyme Inc, Helsinn Healthcare SA, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite, A Gilead Company, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, Merck, Mersana Therapeutics Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Servier Pharmaceuticals LLC, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, Tesaro, A GSK Company, TG Therapeutics Inc, Turning Point Therapeutics Inc, Verastem Inc and Zymeworks 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.

    These educational activities contain 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 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Daiichi Sankyo Inc and Merck.

    Release date: March 2022
    Expiration date: March 2023

    After completing the Post-test, learners may download and review the answers here in order to identify further areas of study.

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