This activity is intended for gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, gynecologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.
OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
Epithelial ovarian cancer accounts for approximately 90% of malignant ovarian neoplasms, and this makes it the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancer in the United States. The most significant recent development in ovarian cancer has been the introduction of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors into the therapeutic milieu. Originally developed for and active in cancers with homologous recombination (HR) deficiencies — such as those harboring BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations — PARP inhibitors have also demonstrated activity in the estimated 50% of ovarian cancer without BRCA1/2 gene mutations but deficient in other DNA repair genes. Evidence also suggests that PARP inhibitors may be active in cancers deficient in signaling pathways that mitigate DNA repair or, in combination with DNA-damaging agents, independent of DNA repair dysfunction. These and other important advances in the collective understanding of PARP inhibition as a mechanism to combat the development and progression of ovarian cancer have led to the FDA approval of multiple PARP inhibitors as maintenance therapy and as monotherapy for relapsed disease. The availability of PARP inhibitors has significant ramifications for practicing oncologists, who need to confront a variety of practical issues with regard to the safe and effective use of these agents.
This CME program was developed from a postmeeting interview with a leading gynecologic oncology investigator conducted after a satellite symposium held during the 2019 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer and features discussion on the use of PARP inhibitors in the management of ovarian cancer. This activity is designed to assist medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists and other healthcare providers to gain a better understanding of emerging considerations for clinical decision-making and patient care.
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CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 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 1.25 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/GynOnc19/PARP/Interview/CME.
CONTENT VALIDATION AND DISCLOSURES
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FACULTY — The following faculty (and her spouse/partner) reported relevant conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:
Kathleen Moore, MD
Jim and Christy Everest Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Director, Oklahoma TSET Phase I Program
Stephenson Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Section of Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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 AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology and Tesaro.
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Release date: June 2019
Expiration date: June 2020
After completing the Post-test, learners may download and review the answers here in order to identify further areas of study.