Exploring Nuances Among Targeted and Immune Checkpoint Therapies in Melanoma: Focus on Mechanisms, BRAF Mutation, and Achieving a Durable Response

Released On
2/3/2020

Expires On
2/3/2021

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
1.0 hour

Specialty
Dermatology, Hematology-Oncology

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 Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Credit Available

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

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of community medical oncologists. It will also be of benefit to surgical oncologists, oncology nurses, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners (NPs), PAs, dermatologists, dermatopathologists, and other clinicians who treat patients with melanoma.

Program Overview

This activity on melanoma treatment will educate oncology clinicians about optimal therapy selection of immune checkpoint inhibitors that will provide durable responses for their patients; reviewing how the mechanisms of action vary from that of targeted therapies; discussing the latest clinical trials that provide clues to nuances between and within these drug classes; as well as demonstrating differences in safety profiles among these current treatments, thus leading to better responses in this patient population.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the MOA of immune checkpoint inhibitors and how they differ from those of BRAF–targeted therapies used for the treatment of advanced melanoma
  • Select optimal immunotherapy for patients with advanced melanoma, based on the latest clinical trial data, demonstrating durable response rates as well as nuanced differences between immune checkpoint inhibitors and BRAF-targeted therapies
  • Effectively manage irAEs associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors used in the treatment of advanced melanoma, according to the latest guideline-recommended strategies

Faculty Presenter

Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD

Professor of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Steering Committee

Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD

Professor of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Ragini R. Kudchadkar, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

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Credit Designation

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.

PA Continuing Education

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

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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

Steering Committee

Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD

  • Retained Consultant: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Merck & Co., Inc

Ragini R. Kudchadkar, MD

  • Retained Consultant: Array BioPharma Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Immunocore; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Grant/Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Merck & Co., Inc

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

Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.

Independent fellow has no financial relationships to disclose.

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