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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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.

Acknowledgment of Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc.

Medical Crossfire®: Radiation and Medical Oncology Assess Immuno-Oncology Strategies in Stage III NSCLC

Release Date: March 05, 2021
Expiration Date: March 05, 2022

Activity Overview

This online, on-demand virtual symposium brings together renowned experts in lung cancer treatment and research to discuss current and emerging best practices for the management of stage III non–small cell lung cancer. The discussion is supported by the presentation of a case, taking into consideration the key aspects of coordinating care among multiple disciplines, selecting optimal systemic and radiation therapy, and managing treatment-related adverse events. Future directions in the field are also addressed during the discussion, including the emerging use of concurrent chemoradiation and immunotherapy.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., 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 educational program is directed toward the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) audience, primarily radiation oncologists. Medical oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of lung cancer are also invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the biological mechanisms underlying the application of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the context of radiotherapy in the treatment of stage III NSCLC
  • Evaluate recently reported clinical trials that evaluated the role of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of stage III NSCLC
  • Apply recent evidence, regarding efficacy and adverse event profiles for immune checkpoint inhibitors and chemoradiotherapy, to real-world clinical scenarios typically encountered in stage III NSCLC management
  • Identify strategies to improve multidisciplinary communication and coordination of care between radiation and medical oncologists in the treatment of NSCLC

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities.


Roy H. Decker, MD, PhD
Roy H. Decker, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Therapeutic Radiology
Associate Cancer Center Director for Clinical Sciences
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Disclosures: Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca.

Sarah B. Goldberg, MD, MPH
Sarah B. Goldberg, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Yale School of Medicine
Smilow Cancer Hospital/Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, CT

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim; Consultant: AstraZeneca, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, Genentech, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme.

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
Ensign Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Professor of Pharmacology
Chief of Medical Oncology
Associate Cancer Center Director for Translational Research
Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
New Haven, CT

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Company, Genentech/Roche, Merck & Co; Consultant: AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, ARMO BioSciences, AstraZeneca, Biodesix, Bolt Biotherapeutics, Bristol Myers Squibb, Candel Therapeutics, Inc, Cybrexa Therapeutics, eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc, Eli Lilly and Company, EMD Serono, Genentech/Roche, Genmab, Halozyme Therapeutics, Heat Biologics, I‐Mab Biopharma, Immunocore, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Loxo Oncology, Merck & Co, Mirati Therapeutics, Nektar, Neon Therapeutics, NextCure, Novartis, Oncternal Therapeutics, Pfizer, Ribon Therapeutics, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Shire PLC, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, STCube Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Symphogen, Takeda, Tesaro, Tocagen, WindMIL Therapeutics, Xencor, Inc; Other: Immunocore Holdings, Limited (Board of Directors), Junshi Pharmaceuticals (Board of Directors).

Salma Jabbour, MD
Salma Jabbour, MD
Vice Chair of Clinical Research & Faculty Development
Clinical Chief of the Radiation Oncology Clinic at RWJBH-New Brunswick/CINJ Department of Radiation Oncology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: Merck & Co; Consultant: IMX Medical, Merck & Co, Syntactx.

PER® mitigated all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

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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