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PER Pulse™ Recaps for 34th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium: Innovative Cancer Therapy for Tomorrow® Online: Clinical Vignette Series focuses on areas of clinical challenge faced by practicing oncologists. A brief overview of expert perspectives on case management decisions is provided in these summaries.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Ariad Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Astellas, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Eisai, Exelixis, Genomic Health, Incyte, Lilly, Medivation, Merck, NantHealth, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Pfizer, Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie Company, and Janssen Biotech, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, Taiho Oncology, Takeda Oncology, and Teva Pharmaceuticals

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Clinical Vignette Series: 34th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium: Innovative Cancer Therapy for Tomorrow®

Release Date: February 28, 2017
Expiration Date: February 28, 2018
Media: Internet - based

Activity Overview

State-of-the-art cancer care continues to evolve due to advances in all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis and personalized treatment and management. Through the incorporation of novel diagnostics, systemic therapies, molecular targeted therapies, immunotherapies, and other biotechnological strategies into treatment paradigms, patient outcomes continue to improve along the cancer continuum. The annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium: Innovative Cancer Therapy for Tomorrow® (CFS) has brought together over 2000 oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, immunologists, pharmacists, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and case managers each year for 34 years, with the aim of educating these disciplines on state-of-the-art treatments across solid and hematologic malignancies and diverse clinical scenarios. At the 34th Annual CFS meeting, our outstanding faculty of leading clinical innovators in virtually every tumor subspecialty provided expert insights on new developments in cancer therapeutics, and offered oncology professionals an opportunity to learn about new compounds, novel approaches to diagnosis and treatment with currently available agents, ongoing clinical trials, and emerging developments that define current progress aimed at the goal of the control and cure of cancer.

This activity contains a series of clinical vignettes—focused on breast cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, and melanoma—that illustrate the application of data and expert insights from the 2016 CFS in realistic case scenarios that reinforce key learning points from the conference, and facilitate application of these findings to clinical practice to improve patient care.

CME Activity Table of Contents

  • Case 1: Frontline therapy for a patient with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma
    Ben Levy, MD
  • Case 2: EGFR-mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer
    Ben Levy, MD
  • Case 3: Frontline therapy for a patient with stage IV, BRAF-mutated melanoma
    Jason Luke, MD
  • Case 4: Second-line therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Robert Figlin, MD
  • Case 5: Residual disease after neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer
    Debu Tripathy, MD
  • Update on immunotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer
    Debu Tripathy, MD

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Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward oncologists, hematologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists interested in the treatment/management of patients with cancer. Radiotherapists, immunologists, fellows, physician assistants, researchers, case managers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of cancer are also invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better prepared to:

  1. Report practice-changing results from clinical trials that impact evolving treatment paradigms in hematologic and solid tumor management
  2. Outline testing methods for prognostic and predictive markers that inform personalized care strategies in the treatment of cancer
  3. Discuss optimized chemotherapeutic, targeted, and immunotherapy strategies based on clinical trial evidence
  4. Describe methods to monitor efficacy and manage treatment-related adverse events in multiple lines of cancer management
  5. Place recent clinical trial findings in the context of evolving treatment pathways to improve care for patients with cancer

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Additionally, PER® is required by ACCME to resolve all COI. PER® has identified and resolved all COI prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Faculty, Staff, and Planners' Disclosures


Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP
Steven Spielberg Family Chair in Hematology Oncology
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Director, Division of Hematology Oncology
Deputy Director
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Disclosure: None

Benjamin P. Levy, MD
Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine
Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Mount Sinai Health System
Associate Director, Cancer Clinical Trials Office
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
Disclosure: Genentech, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Celgene,
Biodesix, Pfizer;
Speakers Bureau: Genentech

Jason J. Luke, MD, FACP
Medical Oncologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Amgen, Array BioPharma

Debu Tripathy, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Disclosure: Novartis; Consultant: Nektar Therapeutics,
Novartis, Puma Biotechnology

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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