Virtual Meetings 2021

Meet The Professor: Optimizing the Selection and Sequencing of Therapy for Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Toni K Choueiri, MD
Director, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Hans Hammers, MD, PhD
Eugene P Frenkel, MD Scholar in Clinical Medicine
Co-Leader, Kidney Cancer Program
Co-Leader, Experimental Therapeutics
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
UT Southwestern
Dallas, Texas

Thomas E Hutson, DO, PharmD
Director, GU Oncology Program
Co-Director, Urologic Cancer Research and Treatment Center
Texas Oncology
Charles A Sammons Cancer Center
Baylor University Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine
Dallas, Texas

Eric Jonasch, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

David F McDermott, MD
Chief, Medical Oncology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Leader, Kidney Cancer Program
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Robert J Motzer, MD
Attending Physician, Department of Medicine
Jack and Dorothy Byrne Chair in Clinical Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

William K Oh, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Tisch Cancer Institute
Mount Sinai Health System
New York, New York

Elizabeth R Plimack, MD, MS
Chief, Division of Genitourinary Medical Oncology
Director, Genitourinary Clinical Research
Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thomas Powles, MBBS, MRCP, MD
Professor of Genitourinary Oncology
Barts Cancer Institute
Director of Barts Cancer Centre
Queen Mary University of London
London, United Kingdom

Brian I Rini, MD
Chief of Clinical Trials
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Ingram Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Neil Love, MD
Research To Practice


Each 1-hour session will be divided into topic modules focused on current management, emerging research and novel agents and strategies under active investigation for renal cell carcinoma. Each event will employ an identical format that will include the following elements:

  • Moderator Dr Neil Love and a featured participating clinical investigator
  • Discussion of participating faculty treatment recommendations
  • Review of available clinical research findings
  • Community oncologist video case presentations
  • Interactive audience polling and extensive Q&A

    MODULE 1: Optimizing Front-Line Decision-Making for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

    MODULE 2: Sequencing of Therapy for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory RCC; Novel Approaches Under Investigation

    MODULE 3: Practical Considerations with the Use of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for Advanced RCC

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of medical and radiation oncologists, urologists and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Learning Objectives

  • Effectively apply research findings and other clinical and biologic factors in the best-practice selection of first-line therapy for patients with metastatic RCC (mRCC).
  • Recall the underlying research database supporting the FDA approval of anti-PD-1/anti-CTLA-4 combination therapy as first-line treatment for mRCC, and develop strategies to appropriately integrate this approach into patient care.
  • Appraise available clinical trial data evaluating approved and investigational anti-PD-1/ PD-L1 antibody/multikinase inhibitor combinations for previously untreated mRCC, and counsel patients about the risks and benefits of these novel regimens.
  • Develop a rational approach to the sequencing of systemic therapies for patients with advanced RCC that progresses on first-line treatment, incorporating multikinase inhibitors, mTOR inhibitors, immunotherapeutic agents and other formulations.
  • Recognize side effects and toxicities commonly associated with approved and investigational therapeutic approaches, and use this information to develop supportive care plans for patients with RCC receiving these agents and regimens.
  • Recall available and emerging data with other investigational agents and strategies currently in testing for RCC, and where applicable, refer eligible patients for clinical trial participation.

CME Credit Form
CME and ABIM MOC credit form links will be emailed to each participant within 5 days 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 each live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 each CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component and a short post-test, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC point 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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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 disclosures to be provided.

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.

These activities are supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Exelixis Inc.