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Lung Cancer Update, Issue 2, 2014
Released September 2014

Featuring interviews with Drs Joel W Neal, Paul K Paik, Leora Horn and Edward B Garon. (Text and Audio Content)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States for both men and women, resulting in more deaths than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancer combined. Progress in the screening, prevention and treatment of this disease has been limited, and approximately 85% of patients who develop lung cancer will die of it. Traditional chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy have had a modest effect on long-term outcomes. However, the advent of biologic agents in lung cancer has led to recent improvements in disease-free and overall survival in select patient populations. Published results from ongoing and completed studies lead to the continual emergence of novel therapeutic strategies and changes in the indications for existing treatments. In order to offer optimal patient care — including the option of clinical trial participation — the practicing clinician must be well informed of these advances. Featuring information on the latest research developments along with expert perspectives, this CME program is designed to assist medical oncologists and radiation oncologists with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies for the care of patients with lung cancer.

    • Identify distinct subtypes of adenocarcinoma of the lung — including those with EGFR mutations, EML4-ALK gene fusions, ROS1 gene rearrangements and other recently identified driver mutations — and the approved and investigational treatment options for patients with these mutations.
    • Formulate a rational approach for molecular testing of tumors in order to identify potential protocol and off-protocol treatment options for patients.
    • Describe mechanisms of tumor resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and identify investigational therapeutic opportunities to circumvent this process.
    • Develop an evidence-based approach to the selection of induction and maintenance biologic therapy and/or chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
    • Recall the scientific rationale for ongoing investigation of novel agents or immunotherapeutic approaches in lung cancer, and counsel appropriately selected patients about study participation.

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

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    This CME activity contains both audio and print components. The participant should review the CME information, listen to the audio MP3s and read the text portion. The text portion of this activity contains edited comments, clinical trial schemas, graphics and references that supplement the audio MP3s, as well as links to relevant full-text articles, abstracts, trial information and other web resources.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. We assess potential conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Real or apparent 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 real or apparent conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process: Dr NealContracted Research: ArQule Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Merck. Dr PaikAdvisory Committee: Celgene Corporation; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, GlaxoSmithKline. Dr HornAdvisory Committee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Clovis Oncology, Helix BioPharma Corp, Puma Biotechnology Inc; Consulting Agreements: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Merck; Contracted Research: Astellas; Honoraria: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr GaronConsulting Agreement: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech BioOncology, ImClone Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly, Merck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc.

    EDITORDr 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: AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Incyte Corporation, Lilly, Medivation Inc, Merck, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pharmacyclics Inc, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Teva Oncology and VisionGate Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no real or apparent 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 Astellas, Biodesix Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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    A high-speed Internet connection
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    Internet Explorer 7 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later, Chrome, Safari 3.0 or later
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    Adobe Acrobat Reader
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    Last review date: September 2014
    Expiration date: September 2015

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Lung Cancer Update, Issue 2, 2014
Released September 2014

Featuring interviews with Drs Joel W Neal, Paul K Paik, Leora Horn and Edward B Garon. (Text and Audio Content)

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