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Acknowledgment of Support

This educational activity is supported by educational grants from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., and Genentech, Inc.

Enduring CME Activity From the June 29, 2020, Live Webcast: COVID-19 and Cancer Care: What Oncologists Need to Know Today – Focus on Treating Patients with Breast Cancer

Release Date: July 8, 2020
Expiration Date: July 8, 2021

Activity Overview

The novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly become one of the most challenging public health crises in modern history. With millions of confirmed infections worldwide, including nearly 3 million cases in the United States (as of July 6, 2020), this virus has the potential to infect individuals of all ages.

However, older individuals and patients with underlying health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pulmonary disorders, seem to be the most vulnerable to infection and to developing more severe illness. Patients with cancer must also be considered in this vulnerable and high-risk population.

But how is this pandemic specifically affecting cancer care, and what do clinicians need to know today to ensure they are providing the best care to their patients with cancer?

This enduring CME activity is an archive of the live broadcast from June 29, 2020, featuring 4 hematologists who addressed the rapidly evolving issues clinicians face when treating patients with breast cancer.

Acknowledgement of Support

This educational activity is supported by educational grants from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., and Genentech, Inc.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.

Target Audience

This online educational activity is directed toward oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, infectious disease specialists, primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Discuss the risk of infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the severity of illness with COVID-19 across the population of patients with breast cancer
  • Identify optimal protocols for cancer facilities, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, to help minimize the risk of coronavirus infection
  • Assess strategies to optimize treatment protocols for patients with breast cancer in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.


Patrick I. Borgen, MD
Patrick I. Borgen, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Director, Breast Cancer Program
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Disclosures: Speaker’s Bureau: Genomic Health, Inc., and Pacira BioSciences, Inc.


William J. Gradishar, MD, FASCO, FACP
William J. Gradishar, MD, FASCO, FACP
Chief of Hematology and Oncology
Betsy Bramsen Professor of Breast Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Deputy Director, Clinical Network
Director, Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Kelly K. Hunt, MD, FACS
Kelly K. Hunt, MD, FACS
Hamill Foundation Distinguished Professor of Surgery in Honor of Dr. Richard G. Martin, Sr.
Chair, Department of Breast Surgical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Endomagnetics and Lumicell; Consultant: ArmadaHealth and Merck & Co.

Hope S. Rugo, MD, FASCO
Hope S. Rugo, MD, FASCO
Professor of Medicine
Director, Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials Education
University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Pfizer, Merck & Cp, Inc., Novartis, Lilly, Genentech, OBI Pharma, Odonate Therapeutics, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, MacroGenics, and Immunomedics; Consultant: Limited consulting from Puma Biotechnology and Samsung; Other Support: Daiichi Sankyo, Mylan, Pfizer, Merck & Co., Inc, AstraZeneca, Novartis, and MacroGenics.

The staff Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management 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 company that provided commercial support for this activity.

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