Friday, January 20, 2023, San Francisco, California, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Pacific Time (9:00 PM – 10:30 PM Eastern Time)

Cases from the Community: Investigators Discuss Available Research Guiding the Care of Patients with Hepatobiliary Cancers

Part 3 of a 3-Part CME Symposium Series Held in Conjunction with the 2023 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Location
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hotel Phone: (415) 896-1600

Program Schedule — Pacific Time
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM — Registration and Dinner
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM — Educational Meeting

Meeting Room
Golden Gate Ballroom — Salon A (B2 Level)


This event will also be webcast live.
Please see Registration tab for details.
There is no registration fee for this event. For the in-person symposium in San Francisco, preregistration is required as seating is limited.  
 
Faculty
Richard S Finn, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division
of Hematology/Oncology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Lipika Goyal, MD, MPhil
Lead of the Liver Cancer Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts


Professor Arndt Vogel, MD
Managing Senior Consultant
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology
and Endocrinology
Hannover Medical School
Hannover, Germany

Moderator
Robin K (Katie) Kelley, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, California


This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Incyte Corporation, and Merck.
Program Schedule — Pacific Time
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM — Registration and Dinner Buffet
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM — Educational Meeting

MODULE 1: First-Line Treatment for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

  • Clinical and biologic factors in the selection of first-line therapy for advanced HCC
  • Long-term findings from the Phase III IMbrave150 study comparing first-line atezolizumab/ bevacizumab to sorafenib for advanced unresectable HCC; patient selection for atezolizumab/bevacizumab
  • Design, eligibility criteria and key endpoints of the Phase III HIMALAYA trial evaluating durvalumab/tremelimumab versus durvalumab alone as first-line treatment for unresectable advanced HCC
  • Achievement of an overall survival advantage and other key efficacy outcomes with durvalumab/tremelimumab in the HIMALAYA trial; FDA priority review status and potential clinical role
  • Current clinical utility of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) monotherapy as first-line treatment for unresectable HCC; recently presented findings demonstrating a potential advantage with lenvatinib compared to atezolizumab/bevacizumab for nonviral disease

MODULE 2: Selection and Sequencing of Therapies for Relapsed/Refractory HCC

  • Factors in the selection and sequencing of treatment for patients with advanced HCC whose disease has progressed on first and consecutive lines of therapy
  • Role in therapy for relapsed disease of multitargeted TKIs approved as first-line treatment (eg, sorafenib, lenvatinib)
  • Long-term outcomes with approved anti-angiogenic agents (eg, regorafenib, cabozantinib, ramucirumab) among patients with progressive HCC
  • Results from the Phase III KEYNOTE-394 trial and other pivotal studies examining the role of single-agent immune checkpoint inhibitors in therapy for relapsed/refractory HCC
  • Key findings with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 and anti-CTLA-4 combination regimens for patients with progressive HCC
  • Optimal selection of later-line therapy; available data sets with FDA-approved agents and regimens for multiregimen-refractory disease
  • Other promising agents and strategies currently under investigation for HCC

MODULE 3: Current and Future Role of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers (BTCs)

  • Current approaches to up-front management of advanced BTCs; disease- and patient-specific factors in selecting therapy
  • Design, eligibility criteria and primary and secondary endpoints of the Phase III TOPAZ-1 trial evaluating durvalumab in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment for advanced BTCs
  • Major efficacy and safety findings with the addition of durvalumab to first-line chemotherapy in the TOPAZ-1 trial; implications for clinical practice
  • Early results with and ongoing Phase III evaluation of cisplatin/gemcitabine combined with pembrolizumab as first-line treatment for advanced BTCs
  • Research efforts investigating other immune checkpoint inhibitors alone or in combination with other systemic therapies for advanced BTCs

MODULE 4: Integration of Targeted Therapy into the Management of Advanced BTCs

  • Spectrum and frequency of molecular alterations in cholangiocarcinoma and other BTCs; optimal timing and type of genomic analysis to identify actionable molecular abnormalities
  • Principal findings with approved (eg, pemigatinib, infigratinib) and investigational (eg, futibatinib) FGFR inhibitors for patients with previously treated, unresectable locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR2 fusions or other rearrangements
  • Ongoing Phase III trials evaluating FGFR inhibition for treatment-naïve cholangiocarcinoma (eg, FIGHT-302, PROOF, FOENIX-CCA3)
  • Published efficacy and safety outcomes from the Phase III ClarIDHy study of ivosidenib for cholangiocarcinoma with IDH1 mutation; FDA approval and optimal incorporation into clinical practice
  • Ongoing research evaluating ivosidenib with chemotherapy for newly diagnosed cholangiocarcinoma
  • Efficacy and safety of trastuzumab deruxtecan in patients with HER2-positive and HER2-low BTCs in the Phase II HERB study
  • Other promising biomarker-based strategies for patients with advanced BTCs

Target Audience
This activity is intended for medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, hematology-oncology fellows, surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to

  • Consider age, performance status, degree of liver function and other clinical and logistical factors in the selection of first-line therapy for patients with unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
  • Appreciate Phase III data leading to the FDA approval of novel first-line treatment strategies for unresectable or metastatic HCC, and discuss how these can be optimally integrated into the clinical care of patients.
  • Evaluate the rationale for and available and emerging data with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies in combination with anti-CTLA-4 antibodies for HCC to determine the current and potential role of these novel regimens.
  • Establish an evidence-based approach to the selection and sequencing of available therapeutic options for patients with progressive HCC.
  • Discuss the biologic justification for the evaluation of immune checkpoint inhibitors in therapy for advanced biliary tract cancers, and review available and emerging data with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody-based approaches.
  • Recognize the molecular heterogeneity of cholangiocarcinomas and other biliary tract cancers, and appreciate the biologic rationale for efforts to exploit documented molecular abnormalities in treatment development.
  • Assess key data sets supporting the recent FDA approvals of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors for previously treated, unresectable locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with an FGFR2 fusion or other rearrangement, and consider how these agents can be appropriately and safely integrated into clinical management algorithms.
  • Recall available and emerging data with investigational agents and strategies currently in clinical testing for hepatobiliary cancers, and select and refer eligible patients for trial participation.

CME Credit Form
A CME credit link will be given to each participant at the conclusion of the activity.

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

Credit Designation Statement
Research To Practice designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Content Validation and Disclosures
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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.

Supporters
This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Incyte Corporation, and Merck.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hotel Phone: (415) 896-1600

Meeting Room
Golden Gate Ballroom — Salon A (B2 Level)

Directions
The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is located just 2 blocks (less than 0.2 miles) from the Moscone Convention Center, where the 2023 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium is taking place.

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

There is no fee to participate in this hybrid event. For the in-person symposium in San Francisco, preregistration is required as seating is limited.

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