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PER Pulse Recaps for Community Practice Connections: 15th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Celgene, Genentech, Genomic Health, Inc., Foundation Medicine, Inc., Lilly, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Pfizer.

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Community Practice Connections: 15th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer®

Release Date: October 5, 2016
Expiration Date: October 5, 2017
Media: Internet - based

Activity Overview

Community Practice Connections: 15th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer® is a series of short video interviews with leading experts in the treatment of breast cancer, who address a variety of questions commonly faced by practicing community oncologists.

Instructions For This Activity & Receiving Credit

  • You will need to login to participate in the activity.
  • Each presentation may contain an interactive question(s). You may move forward through the presentation; however, you may not go back to change answers or review videos/content until you finish the presentation.
  • At the end of the activity, "educational content/video" will be available for your reference.
  • In order to receive a CME/CE certificate, participants must view any number of the modules, complete the posttest with a passing score of 70% or higher, complete the evaluation, and request credit. Participants may immediately download a CME/CE certificate upon completion of these steps.

Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists interested in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of breast cancer may also participate.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better prepared to:
  1. Apply evolving data sets on local therapies, including advances in surgical and radiation therapy, to manage patients with breast cancer
  2. Discuss current and emerging biomarkers, molecular assays, and other methods to guide clinical decision making in breast cancer
  3. Apply individualized assessment tools via the use of prognostic and actionable biomarkers to optimize outcomes for patients with breast cancer in multiple lines of care
  4. Explain current and emerging strategies for the treatment of early-stage, locally advanced, and metastatic breast cancer
  5. Evaluate novel immune-based, endocrine, chemotherapeutic, targeted, and bone-modifying strategies to individualize care for patients with breast cancer
  6. Identify patients who may benefit from inclusion in a clinical trial evaluating investigational approaches in the setting of breast cancer

Faculty, and Staff Disclosures

Frankie Ann Holmes, MD, FACP
Associate Director, Breast Oncology Research
Texas Oncology
Houston, TX

Disclosure – Advisory Board Member: Genomic Health, Pfizer


Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Disclosure – No relevant financial relationships to disclose 


Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD
Celebrating Women Chair of Breast Cancer Research
Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
Texas Oncology
Co-Chair, Breast Cancer Research Program
The US Oncology Network
Dallas, TX

Disclosure – Consultant: Arno Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, Celgene, Corcept, Eisai, Genentech, GSK, Lilly, J & J, Merrimack, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi, Takeda, Medfusion

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure Policy and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest 

It is the policy of PER® to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our CME/CE activities. In accordance with ACCME guidelines, PER® requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity, including spouses/partners, to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to participants as a part of the activity planning process. PER® has implemented mechanisms to identify and resolve all COI prior to release of this activity.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer
This CME/CE 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/CE activity is for continuing medical education 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.

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members, and do not reflect those of PER® or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity.

Hardware And Software Requirements

Supported Browsers
Internet Explorer v.7 or greater (for Windows) | Mozilla Firefox v.2 or greater (for Windows, Mac, Linux)

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
Minimum System Requirements (Mac OS)
  • A PowerPC processor-based Macintosh computer
  • At least 64MB of RAM
  • Mac OS 7.5 or later
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 786 or larger recommended
  • PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher, Foxit Reader 2.0 or likewise

CME Provider Contact Information 
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Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Toll-free: 888-949-0045
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