This activity is intended for radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of lung cancer.
OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 84% of all lung cancer cases, and approximately one third of the patients in this population present with locally advanced, or Stage III, disease. Expected 5-year survival rates for these patients range from 36% (Stage IIIA) to 13% (Stage IIIC). Therefore, the clinical care of these individuals remains one of the most significant challenges in solid tumor oncology. Recent breakthroughs have led to the advent of new treatment modalities, and in order to offer optimal patient care, including the option of clinical trial participation, clinicians must be well informed of these advances.
Because of the heightened role of radiation oncologists in the multidisciplinary management of locally advanced NSCLC and the significant research developments currently unfolding, this CME program focuses specifically on meeting the educational needs of those specialists. By providing access to the latest data sets and expert perspectives, this activity will assist radiation oncologists in the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies for locally advanced NSCLC.
Research To Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Audio Program: Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Video Program: Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMERICAN BOARD OF RADIOLOGY — MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
This activity provides Category 1 CME that may be used as self-assessment credit toward Part 2 of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. It is the responsibility of each individual to remain apprised of the current requirements for his or her board-specific MOC program. For more information about the ABR MOC Program, visit www.theabr.org.
HOW TO USE THESE CME ACTIVITIES
Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, listen to the MP3s, complete the Post-test with a score of 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/LCURadOnc119/CME. The corresponding video program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/LCURadOnc119/Video.
Video Program: 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 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/LCURadOnc119/Video/CME. The corresponding audio program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/LCURadOnc119.
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 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:
Andreas Rimner, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Merck, Varian Medical Systems Inc; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pfizer Inc, Varian Medical Systems Inc.
Corey J Langer, MD
Director of Thoracic Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Biodesix Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Advantage Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Merck, Takeda Oncology; Data and Safety Monitoring Board: Amgen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Lilly, SWOG.
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 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 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.
A high-speed Internet connection
A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
Internet Explorer 11 or later, Firefox 56 or later, Chrome 61 or later, Safari 11 or later, Opera 48 or later
Adobe Flash Player 27 plug-in or later
Adobe Acrobat Reader
(Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio
Release date: May 2019
Expiration date: May 2020
After completing the Post-test, learners may download and review the answers here in order to identify further areas of study.