This activity is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows, surgeons and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.
OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
Given the prevalent nature of the disease, extensive resources are allocated to colorectal cancer research and education. Interestingly, however, although individually less frequently encountered, the collection of other noncolorectal GI cancers accounts for more per annum cancer-related deaths than those attributed to tumors of the colon and rectum combined. Among this collection of distinct tumor types, a few areas in particular — namely gastric/gastroesophageal and hepatocellular cancer — have witnessed several recent advances that have altered or have the potential to drastically alter current treatment considerations and approaches.
These audio proceedings from a CME symposium held during the 2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium feature discussions with leading researchers with an expertise in GI cancers regarding actual cases from their practices and the published data that drive clinical decision-making for patients in those and diverse other situations. By providing information on the latest research developments and their potential application to routine practice, this activity is designed to assist medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies.
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 enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 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 2.25 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.
HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
This CME activity consists of an audio component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, listen to the MP3s, complete the Post-test with a score of 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/GICancers19/PanTumor/Audio/CME. The corresponding video program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/GICancers19/PanTumor.
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:
Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medicine at Cornell University
New York, New York
Consulting Agreements: 3DMedcare, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Alignmed, Amgen Inc, Antengene, Aptus Clinical, Arbutus Biopharma, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene, BioLineRx, Boston Scientific Corporation, BridgeBio, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, CARsgen Therapeutics, CASI Pharmaceuticals, Celgene Corporation, Cipla Limited, CytomX Therapeutics, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Debiopharm Group, Delcath Systems Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genoscience Pharma, Gilead Sciences Inc, Halozyme Inc, Hengrui Therapeutics Inc, Incyte Corporation, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co Ltd, LAM, Lilly, Loxo Oncology, Merck, MINAPHARM Pharmaceuticals, NewLink Genetics Corporation, Novella Clinical, Onxeo, PCI Biotech, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, PharmaCyte Biotech, Pieris Pharmaceuticals, QED Therapeutics, RedHill, Sanofi Genzyme, Servier, Silenseed Ltd, SillaJen, Sobi, Targovax, twoXAR, Vicus Therapeutics, Yakult Pharmaceutical Industry CO LTD, Yiviva; Contracted Research: Acta Biologica, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, CASI Pharmaceuticals, Celgene Corporation, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, Halozyme Inc, Incyte Corporation, Lilly, MabVax, Novartis, OncoQuest Inc, Polaris Group, Puma Biotechnology, QED Therapeutics, Roche Laboratories Inc.
Peter C Enzinger, MD
Director, Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Consulting Agreements: Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, Celgene Corporation, Lilly, Loxo Oncology, Merck, Taiho Oncology Inc.
Tim Greten, MD
No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
David H Ilson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Physician, Memorial Hospital
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Advisory Committee: Amgen Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Lilly, Merck, Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Roche Laboratories Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc; Consulting Agreements: Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Lilly, Merck, Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Roche Laboratories Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc; Contracted Research: Taiho Oncology Inc.
Wells A Messersmith, MD
Professor and Director, GI Medical Oncology Program
Co-Leader, Developmental Therapeutics Program
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Contracted Research with Institution: Aduro Biotech, ALX Oncology, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, Incyte Corporation, Pfizer Inc; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc; Unpaid Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Pfizer Inc.
Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
University Hospital Gasthuisberg/Leuven
Advisory Committee: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Lilly, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Novartis, Roche Laboratories Inc, Servier; Paid Research: Amgen Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Merck, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, 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, Agendia Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boston Biomedical Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, Genmab, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Guardant Health, Halozyme Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Kite Pharma Inc, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Loxo Oncology, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sandoz Inc, a Novartis Division, Sanofi Genzyme, Seattle Genetics, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, Teva Oncology, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc and Tolero Pharmaceuticals.
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 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Inc, Genentech, Lilly, Merck and Taiho Oncology Inc.
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Release date: April 2019
Expiration date: April 2020
After completing the Post-test, learners may download and review the answers here in order to identify further areas of study.