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Prostate Cancer Update Think Tank Companion CME Activity – Video Module VII: Immunotherapy
Released February 2011

Dr Philip Kantoff summarizes the existing data and ongoing clinical trials on immunotherapy and discusses the pivotal data supporting the possible integration of vaccine therapy to treat castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, urologists and radiation oncologists.


    • Summarize the existing data and ongoing clinical trials focused on immunotherapeutic approaches in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), and identify patients who may benefit from these therapeutic approaches.
    • Recall the pivotal data with vaccine therapy in CRPC, and understand the appropriate place in which to integrate this therapy, when it is available, into existing treatment algorithms. 
    • Counsel appropriately selected patients about the availability of ongoing clinical trial participation.


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    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    This CME activity contains a video component and downloadable slides. The participant should watch the video content.


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    FACULTY — The following faculty (and spouse/partner) reported real or apparent conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:

    Philip Kantoff, MD
    Chief Clinical Research Officer
    Chief, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology
    Director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Advisory Committee: Amgen Inc, Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pfizer Inc.

    EDITOR — Dr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following commercial interests: Abraxis BioScience Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, Allos Therapeutics, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aureon Laboratories Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals/Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Lilly USA LLC, Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetics Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OSI Oncology, Sanofi-Aventis and Seattle Genetics.

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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 program is supported by educational grants from Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aureon Laboratories Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi-Aventis.

    Hardware/Software Requirements
    An Internet connection that is at least 28.8 Kbps
    A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
    Internet Explorer 6.x or newer, Firefox 2.x or newer, or Safari 2.x or newer
    Macromedia Flash plug-in 6.0 or greater
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

    Last review date: February 2011
    Expiration date: February 2012

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