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Cases from the Community: Investigators Discuss Emerging Research and Actual Patients with Colorectal Cancer (Faculty Presentations)
Released April 2021

Featuring slide presentations and related discussion from Dr Kristen K Ciombor and Prof Eric Van Cutsem. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows, surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Coordinate comprehensive biomarker analysis for patients diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), and use the results of appropriate testing to guide evidence-based care.
    • Develop a long-term plan to guide the selection and sequencing of therapies for individuals diagnosed with mCRC, considering the patient’s biomarker profile, tumor location, prior systemic therapy, symptomatology and personal goals of treatment.
    • Appreciate published research data documenting the efficacy of combined BRAF/EGFR inhibition for patients with relapsed/refractory mCRC with a BRAF V600E mutation, and optimally incorporate this therapeutic strategy into the current care of appropriate patients.
    • Evaluate available data with and the FDA approvals of nivolumab, pembrolizumab and the combination of nivolumab/ipilimumab for microsatellite instability-high or mismatch repair-deficient mCRC, and optimally identify individuals for treatment with anti-PD-1-based therapy.
    • Recognize available data with anti-HER2 therapy in patients with HER2-positive mCRC, and consider the current and future role of various investigational approaches.
    • Recall new data with investigational agents and strategies demonstrating promising activity in CRC, and use this information to refer appropriate patients for participation in ongoing trials.

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
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    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
    Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (ABIM) — MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC)
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

    Please note, this program has been specifically designed for the following ABIM specialty: medical oncology.

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    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    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/GICancers21/CRC/Presentations/CME.

    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:

    Kristen K Ciombor, MD, MSCI
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Consulting Agreements: Merck, Natera Inc; Contracted Research: Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Calithera Biosciences, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Incyte Corporation, Merck, NuCana, Pfizer Inc.

    Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine
    Digestive Oncology
    University Hospitals Leuven
    Belgium

    Consulting Agreements: Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biocartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Halozyme Inc, Incyte Corporation, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Merck KGaA, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Roche Laboratories Inc, Servier, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Taiho Oncology Inc; Contracted Research: Amgen Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Merck KGaA, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Novartis, Roche Laboratories Inc, Servier.

    MODERATOR — 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 Corporation, Agendia Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene Ltd, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences Inc, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Grail Inc, Guardant Health, Halozyme Inc, Helsinn Healthcare SA, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite, A Gilead Company, 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, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sandoz Inc, a Novartis Division, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Teva Oncology, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc and Verastem Inc.

    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 Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc and Taiho Oncology Inc.

    Release date: April 2021
    Expiration date: April 2022

    After completing the Post-test, learners may download and review the answers here in order to identify further areas of study.

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