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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Beyond PD-1 Blockade: Novel Checkpoint Inhibitors

Release Date: December 1, 2020
Expiration Date: December 1, 2021

Activity Overview

This continuing medical education (CME) activity is designed to inform health care providers involved in the clinical care of patients with cancer of emerging novel immune checkpoint inhibition therapies. Investigational immune checkpoint inhibitors are currently undergoing evaluation in clinical trials for use as monotherapy, combination regimens with currently available immune checkpoint inhibitors, and as treatment across multiple cancer types. This in-depth program will cover recent updates regarding clinical trials investigating emerging novel immune checkpoint therapies, including key data and their potential clinical implications for the therapeutic landscape across solid tumors.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is funded by PER®.

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.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe mechanisms of intrinsic and acquired resistance to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade
  • Explain mechanisms of action of novel and emerging checkpoint inhibitors

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.


Naiyer A. Rizvi, MD
Naiyer A. Rizvi, MD
Price Family Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Director of Thoracic Oncology
Co-Director of Cancer Immunotherapy
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Research Director of the Price Family Comprehensive Center for Chest Care
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Disclosures: Naiyer A. Rizvi, MD, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

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

This activity was written by PER® editorial staff under faculty guidance and review. The Q&A portion of the activity was transcribed from a recorded interview with the faculty and edited by faculty and PER® editorial staff for clarity.

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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