Released On
July 10, 2018

Expires On
July 10, 2019

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
60 minutes

 

Specialty
Oncology, Urology

Topic(s)
Oncology

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This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.

 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Pharmacists — 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs)

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of community medical oncologists and advanced practitioners, such as nurse practitioners, PAs, and pharmacists, treating genitourinary (GU) cancers, including renal cell carcinoma and bladder cancer. This activity may also benefit other oncology healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with renal cell carcinoma and bladder cancer.

Program Overview

This case-based enduring activity will cover the principles of immunology as they relate to the mechanisms of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors as well as the clinical profiles of these agents (as monotherapy or combination therapy) and their roles and patterns of response in first- and subsequent-line treatment of GU cancers, including bladder cancer and renal cell carcinoma, so that clinicians are better able to appropriately integrate immune checkpoint inhibitors into clinical practice for treatment of patients with GU cancers.

Statement of Need

To provide high-quality, evidence-based care, oncologists must be familiar with the principles of immunology as they relate to the mechanisms of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors as well as the clinical profiles of these agents (as monotherapy or combination therapy) and their roles and patterns of response in first- and subsequent-line treatment of GU cancers, including bladder cancer and renal cell carcinoma. This activity will educate clinicians how to appropriately integrate immune checkpoint inhibitors into clinical practice for treatment of patients with GU cancers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the principles of immunology as they relate to the mechanisms of action and pathways of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of genitourinary cancers, including renal cell and bladder cancer.
  • Incorporate the latest efficacy data and clinical profiles of new and emerging immune checkpoint inhibitors into optimal management decisions, including recognition of patterns of response, in patients with genitourinary cancer, including renal cell and bladder cancer.
  • Evaluate approaches to manage immune-related adverse effects associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with genitourinary cancer, including renal cell and bladder cancer.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Immuno-oncology Principles in Genitourinary Cancers
  • Case 1: Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Bladder Cancer
  • Case 2: Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Managing Immune-Related Adverse Events
  • Conclusions

Faculty

Mayer N. Fishman, MD, PhD

Senior Member, Medical Oncologist
Department of Genitourinary Oncology
Department of Immunology
Moffitt Cancer Center
Professor
Department of Oncologic Sciences
Department of Internal Medicine
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Sumanta Kumar Pal, MD

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Co-director, Kidney Cancer Program
City of Hope
Duarte, CA

Physician Accreditation Statement

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation Statement

Paradigm Medical Communications, 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.

Pharmacist Accreditation and Designation Statement

Educational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved for 1.0 hours (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. (Universal Activity Number 0761-9999-18-233-H01-P)

This is a knowledge-based activity.

This activity is jointly provided by Educational Review Systems, Inc., and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.

PA Continuing Education

PAs may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with ACCME and ACPE requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below.

Mayer N. Fishman, MD, PhD

  • Grant/Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Eisai, Inc; Hofffman-LaRoche; Medivation, Inc.
  • Retained Consultant: Exelixis, Inc

Sumanta Kumar Pal, MD

  • Retained Consultant: Astellas Pharma US, Inc; AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Eisai, Inc; Exelixis, Inc; Genentech, Inc.; Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc; Roche.

Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.

Educational Review Systems, Inc., staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.

Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.

Peggy Margaret Zuckerman, Patient reviewer

  • Retained Consultant: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute; Roche/Genentech, Inc.
  • Ownership Interest: Celgene Corporation; Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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