Expiration Date: April 30, 2017
Media: Print with online posttest, evaluation, and request for credit
This activity is designed to inform physicians about the adverse events observed when treating patients with targeted therapies as well as immunotherapies such as checkpoint inhibitors.
Instructions For This Activity & Receiving Credit
This activity is directed toward medical oncologists, dermatologists, pulmonary care specialists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and advanced practitioners who treat and/or manage cancer patients that are being treated with targeted therapies or checkpoint inhibitors. Surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, fellows, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers interested in the management of adverse events associated with targeted therapies and checkpoint inhibitors are also invited to participate.
After participating in this CME/CE activity, learners should be better prepared to:
- Compare and contrast the differences between adverse events from targeted- and immune-related therapies versus those seen with conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy
- Describe the impact of adverse events when targeted therapies or checkpoint inhibitors are combined
- Explain the correlation between immune-related adverse events and the overall survival
- Discuss strategies for managing frequently occurring toxicities from targeted therapies and checkpoint inhibitors
The American Journal of Hematology/ Oncology® Editorial Board
Debu Tripathy, MD
Professor of Medicine and Chair
Department of Breast Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Disclosure: Grant/research support from Genentech/Roche, Pfizer, Puma Biotechnology Inc, and Novartis (clinical trial support contracted to the University of Southern California and MD Anderson Cancer Center); consultant for Eisai, OncoPlex Diagnostics, Merck, and Novartis.
Mario E. Lacouture, MD
Director, Oncodermatology Program
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Disclosure: Grant Research/Support: Berg, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech
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Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer
This continuing medical and nursing education activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved or off-label uses of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical and nursing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or nurse relative to diagnostic, treatment, and management options for a specific patient's medical condition.
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Minimum System Requirements (Windows)
- A Pentium-based PC or compatible computer
- At least 64MB of RAM
- Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP/Vista system software
- Screen resolution of 1024 x 786 or larger recommended
- PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher, Foxit Reader 2.0 or likewise