Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor: New Approaches to Enhance Patient’s Functionality and Quality of Life

Released On
October 24, 2019

Expires On
April 24, 2020

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
60 minutes

Specialty
Oncology

Topic(s)
Oncology

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This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC.

 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity 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.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on October 24, 2019 and is valid for 6 months. Requests for credit must be made no later than April 24, 2020.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of localized and diffuse types of TGCT, as well as appropriate tests to confirm a diagnosis
  • Identify patients with TGCT who are likely versus not likely to benefit from surgery
  • Describe the mechanism of action, benefits and adverse events of new and emerging pharmacologic treatment options for TGCT patients who are symptomatic and not candidates for surgery

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, sports medicine physicians, and other HCPs involved in the identification and management/treatment of patients with TGCT, including NPs, PAs, and nurses.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Up until recently, the standard of care for tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) was surgery. However, often, surgery is technically challenging and fails to resolve pain and improve disability in those who are affected. The findings that TGCT is driven by CSF1 overexpression in neoplastic synovial cells have led scientist to investigate systemic treatment approaches. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration approved one such agent, pexidartinib. The availability of systemic agents can drastically change the care of patients with this debilitating condition and who are not candidates for surgery. The standard of care of TGCT patients is changing, requiring that clinicians keep up to date with the most current and emerging evidence-based therapies, and become more knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of the condition.

To ensure that participants benefit from the latest information on the management of TGCT, the timing of this activity series is aligned with the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) annual meeting, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MTS) annual meeting, and the National Organization for Rare Disorders’ (NORD) Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit. This first CME session will help on defining the type and prevalence of TGCT, the risks inherent to surgery and new and emerging options. A patient with TCGT will describe his journey through care from his experience with diagnostic delays, referral, and quality of life.

Estimated Time to Complete

This activity should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

System Requirements

Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
John H. Healey, MD
Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Daiichi Sankyo Honoraria: Daiichi Sankyo
Speaker’s Bureau: PlatformQ
Advisory Board: Daiichi Sankyo Publication Advisory Board
William D. Tap, MD
Chief, Sarcoma Medical Oncology Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Adaptimmune, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Blueprint, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, Eli Lilly, EMD Serono, GlaxoSmithKline, Immune Design, Janssen, Loxo, NannoCarrier, Novartis, Plexxikon Pharmaceuticals
Honoraria: Adaptimmune, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Blueprint, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, Eli Lilly, EMD Serono, GlaxoSmithKline, Immune Design, Janssen, Loxo, NannoCarrier, Novartis
Advisory Board: Adaptimmune, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Blueprint, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, Eli Lilly, EMD Serono, GlaxoSmithKline, Immune Design, Janssen, Loxo, NannoCarrier, Novartis, Plexxikon Pharmaceuticals
Stock Shareholder: Atropos Therapeutics, Certis Oncology Solutions
Other/Royalty: Companion Diagnostics for CDK4 inhibitors
 

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Kristen Neuhaus Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann Nothing to disclose
Laura Engles-Horton Nothing to disclose
Alissa Yost Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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