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Existing and Emerging Strategies in the Management of Patients with Uterine Sarcomas
Released August 2017

Proceedings from an independent satellite symposia during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 2017 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Featuring perspectives from Drs David Scott Miller, Bradley J Monk and Brian A Van Tine. Also included is a video interview with Dr Suzanne George. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This activity is intended for gynecologic oncologists, gynecologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

    As a group, gynecologic sarcomas are relatively rare, and given their wide heterogeneity, specific histologic subtypes present even less frequently in clinical practice. As such, gynecologic and medical oncologists may lack experience managing any given uterine sarcoma. Even so, and despite the fact that conventional treatment options for sarcomas of the female genital tract had remained unchanged for several years, recently published research has led to several newly FDA-approved therapies poised to disrupt established standards. With the proliferation of these research advances it is important for any healthcare professional involved in the care of these individuals to remain up to date in order to appropriately offer patients uterine sarcoma high-quality care.

    These video proceedings from a CME symposium held during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 2017 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer feature discussions with leading researchers with expertise in gynecologic oncology and/or sarcoma management. Using a blend of practical perspectives and review of clinical trial data, this activity is designed to address many of the most pertinent issues and education gaps faced by clinicians managing this unusual, challenging and heterogeneous disease.


    • Appreciate the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in the diagnosis and management of uterine sarcomas, and use this information to design a process to optimize tissue procurement, accurate histological assessment, tertiary care referral and treatment outcome.
    • Apply evidence-based research findings in the formulation of treatment strategies for Stage I to III uterine sarcoma, considering the potential contributions of surgery, radiation therapy and/or cytotoxic therapy.
    • Develop an understanding of the mechanism of action, available clinical trial data and FDA-approved indication for olaratumab.
    • Appraise available safety and efficacy data with olaratumab, pazopanib and trabectedin for patients with advanced uterine sarcomas, and consider how these agents can be optimally incorporated in current clinical management algorithms.
    • Communicate with patients regarding the incidence and manifestation of side effects and toxicities associated with commonly used systemic agents/regimens in the management of uterine sarcomas to actively include these individuals in shared decision-making and properly prepare them for future treatment.
    • Recall new data with other investigational agents demonstrating promising activity in patients with uterine sarcomas.

    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 consists of a video component.
    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 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:

    Suzanne George, MD
    Clinical Director
    Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology
    Senior Physician
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Consulting Agreement: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Contracted Research: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Blueprint Medicines, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Pfizer Inc.

    David Scott Miller, MD
    Amy and Vernon E Faulconer Distinguished Chair in Medical Science
    Dallas Foundation Chair in Gynecologic Oncology
    Professor and Chief
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Harold C Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, Texas

    Advisory Committee: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech BioOncology; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech BioOncology, Takeda Oncology; Speakers Bureau: Genentech BioOncology.

    Bradley J Monk, MD
    Professor and Director
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology
    Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Arizona Cancer Center — Phoenix
    Creighton University School of Medicine at Dignity Health
    St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
    Phoenix, Arizona

    Consulting Agreements: Advaxis Inc, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Clovis Oncology, Genentech BioOncology, Gradalis Inc, INSYS Therapeutics Inc, Mateon Therapeutics, Merck, Pfizer Inc, PPD, Precision Oncology, Roche Laboratories Inc, Tesaro Inc; Contracted Research: Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly, Janssen Biotech Inc, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Morphotek Inc, Tesaro Inc; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech BioOncology, Janssen Biotech Inc, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Roche Laboratories Inc.

    Brian A Van Tine, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Department of Medicine at Washington University
    St Louis, Missouri

    Advisory Committee: Caris Life Sciences, EMD Serono Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, ImClone Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly, Novartis; Contracted Research: Eisai Inc, Merck, Pfizer Inc; Paid Research: Eisai Inc, Merck; Speakers Bureau: Caris Life Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis.

    MODERATOR — 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: AbbVie Inc, Acerta Pharma, Adaptive Biotechnologies, Agendia Inc, Amgen Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Baxalta Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boston Biomedical Pharma Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, CTI BioPharma Corp, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Halozyme Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Kite Pharma Inc, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Medivation Inc, a Pfizer Company, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, NanoString Technologies, Natera Inc, Novartis, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Seattle Genetics, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro Inc, Teva Oncology and Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    This educational activity may 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 provider or grantor.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

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    Last review date: August 2017
    Expiration date: August 2018

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