American Journal of Hematology / Oncology®
Current Standards and Emerging Approaches in Glioblastoma

David A. Reardon, MD

Release Date: January 23, 2017
Expiration Date: January 23, 2018
Media: Print with online posttest, evaluation, and request for credit

Overview

This activity is designed to inform physicians about current and emerging treatment approaches in patients with glioblastoma.

Instructions for Participation/How to Receive Credit:

  1. Read the article in its entirety.
  2. Use the QR code or type into your Web browser to access the posttest.
  3. Complete and pass the posttest with a score of 70% or higher.
  4. Complete the evaluation and request for credit.

Target Audience

This activity is directed toward medical oncologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners who treat and/or manage patients with glioblastoma. Surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, internists, fellows, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers are also invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CME/CE activity, learners should be better prepared to

  • Discuss the challenges associated with effective drug delivery to patients with glioblastoma
  • Summarize the main findings of studies investigating the prognostic and predictive value of O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation status in patients with glioblastoma
  • Characterize the technology currently used to identify MGMT promoter methylation status in patients with glioblastoma
  • State the contributions of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) researchers to the genomic understanding of glioblastoma

The American Journal of Hematology/ Oncology® Editorial Board

Debu Tripathy, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Breast Medical Oncology
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

David A. Reardon, MD
Clinical Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology Physician
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Disclosure: Grant/Research Support - Celldex; Incyte; Midatech. Consultant - Abbvie; Amgen; BMS; Cavion; Genentech/Roche; Merck; Midatech; Momenta Pharmaceuticals; Novartis; Novocure; Regeneron; Stemline Therapeutics. Speaker’s Bureau- Merck; Genentech/Roche

 



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Target Audience

This activity is directed toward medical oncologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners who treat and/or manage patients with glioblastoma. Surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, internists, fellows, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers are also invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CME/CE activity, learners should be better prepared to:

  • Discuss the challenges associated with effective drug delivery to patients with glioblastoma
  • Summarize the main findings of studies investigating the prognostic and predictive value of O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation status in patients with glioblastoma • Characterize the technology currently used to identify MGMT promoter methylation status in patients with glioblastoma
  • State the contributions of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) researchers to the genomic understanding of glioblastoma

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.

This activity is funded by PER®

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.

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