Recent Developments in the Treatment of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer




Release Date: June 30, 2016
Expiration Date: June 30, 2017
Media: Print with online posttest, evaluation, and request for credit

Overview

This activity is designed to inform physicians about the recent developments, as well as anticipated advances, in the treatment of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. 

Instructions for Participation/How to Receive Credit:

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  • In order to receive a CME/CE certificate, participants must complete the activity.
  • Complete the posttest and pass with a score of 70% or higher, complete the evaluation and then click on request for credit.  Participants may immediately download a CME/CE certificate upon completion of these steps.

Target Audience

This activity is directed toward medical oncologists, nurses, and nurse practitioners who manage and treat patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. Breast surgeons, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, fellows, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers interested in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer are also invited to participate. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CME/CE activity, learners should be better prepared to:
  • Describe the unmet needs in the treatment of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer
  • Review recent developments in the treatment of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer
  • Review current and emerging clinical trial information concerning the use of investigational therapeutic approaches to care for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

The American Journal of Hematology/ Oncology® Editorial Board

Debu Tripathy, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Breast Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
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.


Faculty

Mark D. Pegram, MD
Director, Breast Cancer Oncology Program
Stanford Women’s Cancer Center
Stanford, CA
Disclosure:Consultant: Genentech




 

 

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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.
 
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Accreditation/Credit Designation

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669 for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is funded by Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC.

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.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.

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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
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  • A PowerPC processor-based Macintosh computer
  • At least 64MB of RAM
  • Mac OS 7.5 or later
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  • PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher, Foxit Reader 2.0 or likewise
     







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