This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists involved in the treatment of lung cancer.

Lung cancer is a devastating disease with a broad-reaching impact on public health as it accounts for 14% of all new cancer cases in the United States and the most cancer-related deaths among both men and women. In the year 2019, it is estimated that approximately 228,150 individuals will be diagnosed with cancer of the lung and bronchus. Despite the many advances over the past few decades, death rates attributable to lung cancer have remained relatively unchanged. Today, many are optimistic that these trends have already started to change as recent research advances in oncology have led to the FDA approval of multiple biologic agents and immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). With the emergence of many pivotal data sets and the investigation of other novel agents potentially poised to further disrupt traditional management algorithms, educational needs in the optimal management of NSCLC have never been greater.

It is clear that many of the educational needs related to the care of patients with lung cancer are relevant specifically to the practicing medical oncologist directly responsible for therapeutic decision-making. However, the overall importance of the oncology nurse should not be diminished, as prospective and retrospective patient-level research has shown that oncology nurses play an integral role in the successful delivery of systemic anticancer therapy and in the preservation of the physical and psychosocial well-being of patients. These video proceedings from the final part of a 6-part integrated CNE curriculum originally held at the 2019 ONS Annual Congress feature discussions with leading lung cancer investigators and their nursing counterparts about actual patient cases and recent therapeutic advances and emerging strategies in the management of NSCLC.

By providing information on the latest research developments in the context of expert perspectives, this CNE activity will assist oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists with the formulation of state-of-the-art clinical management strategies to facilitate optimal care of patients with lung cancer.


Research To Practice (RTP) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 1.6 contact hours is provided by RTP during the period of June 2019 through June 2020.

This activity is awarded 1.6 ANCC pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.

The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points. To review certification qualifications please visit

ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for ILNA points and is not for CNE accreditation. CNE programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing CE to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the CNE provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification or ILNA categories may be used in relation to the program.

This is a video CNE program. To receive credit, participants should read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 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

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 CNE 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 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:

Kelly EH Goodwin, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
Thoracic Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

Joel W Neal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology
Stanford Cancer Institute
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Advisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, Jounce Therapeutics Inc, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, Roche Laboratories Inc, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech, Merck, Nektar, Novartis, Roche Laboratories Inc, Takeda Oncology.

Judy Pagtama, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Stanford Cancer Institute
Stanford, California

No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

Anne S Tsao, MD
Director, Mesothelioma Program
Director, Thoracic Chemo-Radiation Program
Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Advisory Committee: Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, EMD Serono Inc, Genentech, Huron, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Roche Laboratories Inc, Seattle Genetics, SELLAS Life Sciences, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Epizyme, Genentech, Lilly, Merck, Polaris Group, Seattle Genetics, Takeda Oncology; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Xcovery.

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/CNE 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 Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Oncopeptides, 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.

RTP CNE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF AND REVIEWERS — Planners, scientific staff and independent reviewers for RTP 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 grantor.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

Hardware/Software Requirements:
A high-speed Internet connection
A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
Internet Explorer 11 or later, Firefox 56 or later, Chrome 61 or later, Safari 11 or later, Opera 48 or later
Adobe Flash Player 27 plug-in or later
Adobe Acrobat Reader
(Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

Release date: June 2019
Expiration date: June 2020

There is no implied or real endorsement of any product by RTP or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.