Submitted by jwr@researchtop... on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 14:08

This activity is intended for medical oncologists, hematologist-oncologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

HCC, the most common form of liver cancer, is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and the rising incidence, multiple etiologies, genetic heterogeneity and concurrent chronic liver disease make the selection of treatment options for this disease challenging. In addition, HCC is often diagnosed in the advanced stage and is then associated with poor prognosis. Recent breakthroughs in understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of HCC have led to the discovery and subsequent FDA approvals of an array of novel therapies. In order to offer optimal patient care for this commonly encountered condition and appropriately integrate new agents into practice, the practicing oncologist must be well informed of these advances.

To bridge the gap between research and patient care, this issue of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Update uses one-on-one discussions with leading gastrointestinal oncology investigators. By providing access to the latest research developments and expert perspectives on HCC, this CME program will assist medical oncologists and select gastroenterology specialists in the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies.


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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:

James J Harding, MD
Assistant Attending
Gastrointestinal Oncology Service
Early Drug Development Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Consulting Agreements: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, CytomX Therapeutics, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Imvax, Lilly, Merck; Contracted Research: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Merck.

Tim Greten, MD
Bethesda, Maryland

No financial interests or affiliations to disclose.

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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 grantors.

This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eisai Inc and Merck.

Hardware/Software Requirements:
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: April 2020
Expiration date: April 2021