Release Date: November 23, 2015
Expiration Date: November 23, 2016
Media: Print with online posttest, evaluation, and request for credit
This activity is designed to inform physicians about the latest treatment advances and data in the management of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), including approved and investigational treatment strategies.
Instructions For This Activity & Receiving Credit
This activity is directed toward medical oncologists, nurses, and nurse practitioners who manage and treat patients with TNBC. Breast surgeons, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, fellows, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers interested in the treatment of TNBC are also invited to participate.
Learning ObjectivesAfter participating in this CME activity, learners should be better prepared to:
- Discuss how biomarkers are being used to select treatment regimens that may be particularly effective in certain subgroups of patients with advanced TNBC
- Summarize phase I clinical trial outcomes reported with immunotherapy agents that are under investigation in advanced TNBC
- Describe recent research efforts that have sought to optimize neoadjuvant treatment of patients with early-stage TNBC
Kelly McCoy Hayden, PhD
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
The American Journal of Hematology/ Oncology® Editorial Board
Debu Tripathy, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Breast Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Disclosure: Grant/research support from Genentech/Roche, Pfizer, Puma 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.
Tiffany A. Traina, MD
Assistant Attending Physician
Breast Medicine Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Disclosure: Consultant: Genentech/Roche, Eisai, Halozyme, Mundipharma, Medivation, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Bayer, and Immunomedics; grant/research support: Medivation, Eisai, Pfizer, Novartis, and Myriad Genetics.
Staff/Planner Disclosures and Conflict of Interest Resolution
The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, (PER®) and the editorial staff of The American Journal of Hematology/Oncology® have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial SupportSM, PER® resolved all conflicts of interest prior to the release of this CME activity using a multistep process.
Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer
This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for CME purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.
DisclaimerThe opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER®.
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- 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