Raising the Bar for Patient Outcomes With Immunotherapy in Early-Stage Resectable NSCLC

Released On
November 17, 2022

Expires On
November 17, 2023

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
30 minutes

Specialty
Acute Care, Case Management, Critical Care, Education, Hematology-Oncology, Other, Pathology, Primary Care, Pulmonology

Topic(s)
Lung Cancer, Oncology, Respiratory

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This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Spire Learning.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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

Target Audience

The target audience for this educational initiative is oncologists, oncology NPs, PAs, and nurses, pulmonologists, pulmonology NPs and PAs, pathologists, and pharmacists.

Program Overview

Are you up to date on the role of immunotherapy in the setting of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)? In this educational activity, experts Heather Wakelee, MD, and Meghan Ramsey, MD, explore how to select patients with early-stage resectable NSCLC who may derive benefit from immunotherapy and how to recommend immunotherapy for NSCLC according to clinical data and patient-specific factors. This immersive activity will challenge your clinical decision-making specific to NSCLC through two patient case scenarios developed to demonstrate pathways to improving patient care for patients with NSCLC.

Learning Objectives

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

  • SELECT patients with early-stage resectable NSCLC who may derive benefit from immunotherapy
  • RECOMMEND immunotherapy as a component of multimodal therapy in early-stage resectable NSCLC according to recent clinical trial data and patient preferences
 

Faculty

Heather Wakelee, MD, FASCO (Chair)

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Interim Medical Director, Stanford Cancer Center
Deputy Director, Stanford Cancer Institute
President, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
Stanford, CA

Heather Wakelee, MD, FASCO, is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Oncology at Stanford University, Deputy Director of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and Interim Medical Director of the Stanford Cancer Center. Dr Wakelee serves as the President of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). She is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO). Dr Wakelee is a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate training at Stanford University.

As an experienced lung cancer investigator, Dr Wakelee has authored or co-authored over 200 medical articles on lung cancer and thymic malignancies. She is involved in dozens of clinical trials involving adjuvant therapy, immunotherapy, and anti-angiogenesis agents. Her research focuses on many specific lung cancer subtypes defined by specific mutations in EGFR, ALK, ROS1, RET, BRAF, and others. Her translational efforts have involved collaborations with colleagues in medical oncology, thoracic radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, radiology, pulmonary medicine, and population sciences.

Meghan Ramsey, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Stanford University School of Medicine
Interim ICU Medical Director
Stanford Health Care ValleyCare
Stanford, CA

Meghan Ramsey, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University. She received her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, with a major in Neuroscience. Dr Ramsey received her medical degree from Stanford University, where she stayed to complete her internal medicine residency and pulmonary/critical care fellowship.

Dr Ramsey’s clinical time is split between the inpatient setting in the medical ICU and the ambulatory setting in Interventional Pulmonology with a focus on thoracic malignancies. Outside of her clinical time she has a dedicated commitment to teaching, serving as a mentor for residents and fellows, as well as leading as a co-director the pulmonary physiology course for medical students.

Accreditation and Credit Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Spire Learning. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

 

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives, disclosure statements, and other introductory CME information
  • Complete the preassessment prior to the start of the activity
  • Participate in the online enduring activity
  • Complete the postassessment with a passing grade of 80% or higher, and evaluation at the conclusion of the activity
If you are seeking credit, you must complete the postassessment and evaluation at the conclusion of the activity. Certificates will be emailed to the participant.

 

For CME questions please contact: inquiries@pimed.com.

Conflicts of Interest Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty

Heather Wakelee, MD, FASCO (Chair)

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Interim Medical Director, Stanford Cancer Center
Deputy Director, Stanford Cancer Institute
President, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
Stanford, CA

Disclosures:

Grant/Research Support: ACEA Therapeutics; Arrys Therapeutics; AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Clovis Oncology; Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group; Helsinn Group; Merck & Co, Inc; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; SeaGen Inc; Xcove
Consultant/Advisory Board: AstraZeneca; Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group; Merck & Co, Inc; Mirati Therapeutics, Inc

Meghan Ramsey, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Stanford University School of Medicine
Interim ICU Medical Director
Stanford Health Care ValleyCare
Stanford, CA

Disclosures:

No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Educational Planning Committee

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Spire Learning planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Off-Label Statement

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. 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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

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Contact Information

If you have questions about this activity, please contact: inquiries@pimed.com.