Release Date: January 31, 2017
Expiration Date: January 31, 2018
Media: Internet - based
Medical Crossfire®: Leveraging Liquid Biopsies in Tumor Characterization for NSCLC Therapy is a dynamic expert panel discussion designed to update oncology healthcare professionals on current applications for liquid biopsies in personalizing care for patients with lung cancer. This activity consists of 4 video modules that will present multiple expert points of view on this rapidly developing area of molecular testing:
CME Activity Table of Contents
- Module 1 will present an overview of the role of tumor genomic analysis in selecting therapy, as well as the limits of conventional biopsy methods.
- Module 2 will provide the scientific basis for liquid-based biopsies in mutational testing.
- Module 3 will incorporate case-based discussions on the application of liquid biopsies, including considerations of when a tissue- or liquid-based approach should be considered.
- Module 4 will address ongoing areas of investigation and potential future applications for liquid-based biopsies.
Instructions For This Activity & Receiving Credit
This educational activity is directed toward medical oncologists and other healthcare professionals (physicians, physicians-in-training, oncology nurses, pharmacists, physicians' assistants, etc.) involved in the treatment of patients with lung cancer.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better prepared to:
- Discuss the benefits and limitations of liquid biopsies, particularly as they compare with conventional biopsies
- Explain the fundamental basic science that underpins liquid biopsies
- Differentiate between available and emerging testing technologies
- Apply and evaluate key evidence and patient characteristics that support the clinical utility of specific testing modalities
Faculty, Staff, and Planners' Disclosures
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
Philip C. Mack, PhD
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor and Vice President
California Northstate University
Elk Grove, CA
Sarah B. Goldberg, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, CT
Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
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 continuing medical and nursing education purposes only, and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a physician or nurse relative to diagnostic, 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.
CME Provider Contact Information
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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
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