Release Date: January 11, 2018
Expiration Date: January 11, 2019
Media: Print with online posttest, evaluation, and request for credit
This activity is designed to inform physicians about the current availability and use of targeted therapies and precision medicine in gastric (GC) and other gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.
Instructions for Participation/How to Receive Credit:
This activity is directed toward medical oncologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners who treat and/or manage patients with GC or other GI cancers. Surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, internists, fellows, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers are also invited to participate.
After completing this CME/CE activity, participants should be better prepared to:
- Describe the biomarker-based rationale behind GI cancer classifications
- Explain the development history leading to the approval of targeted therapies in GC and other GI cancers
- Discuss emerging targeted strategies and new indications for precision medicine in GI cancers
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
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.
Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, MD, MSEd, FACP
Chief of Medical Oncology
Medical Director of Research
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Eastern Regional Medical Center
Disclosure: Grant/Research Support: Ipsen; Consultant: Massive Bio, Bayer, Caris, Genentech
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