Emerging Strategies in the Personalized Treatment of Breast Cancer – Module 3

Molecular Subtypes and Markers in Breast Cancer

This webcast is jointly provided by A. Webb Roberts Center for CME of Baylor Health Care System and CancerNet.

For more information visit: www.cancernetus.com

This activity is supported in part by an independent education grants from Eisai, Inc, Genentech, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Astrazeneca.

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Release date: September 5, 2014

Valid through: September 5, 2015

Specialty: Cancer

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1.5 hours (83 minutes)

Target Audience

This webcast is directed primarily to hematologists/oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, researchers, pharmacists, registered nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and fellows in training interested in new developments for treatment of breast cancer. No specific skill or knowledge other than a basic training in hematology/oncology is required for successful participation in this activity.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

This webcast is intended to improve care of patients with breast cancer by accelerating adoption of new guidelines and evidence-based practice change. In addition to chemotherapy and targeted therapy of breast cancer, this symposium will focus on individualized treatment options. In-depth discussion of novel agents at various stages of clinical development will be given significant focus. This enduring online activity is designed to provide clinical decision-making strategies for integration of novel therapeutic options.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Indicate the utility of molecular profiling in breast cancer patients
  • Identify the use of prognostication tools such as EndoPredict Score and Oncotype DX RS for breast cancer

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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


Merrick Ross, MD, Charles M. McBride Distinguished Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Fraser W. Symmans, MD, Professor, Director, Research Operations, Department of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 A. Webb Roberts Center for CME of Baylor Health Care System and CancerNet. The A. Webb Roberts Center for CME of Baylor Health Care System is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webcast.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

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 webcast:

Merrick Ross, MD
  • Consultant: GSK, Merck
  • Advisory Board: Amgen
Fraser W. Symmans, MD
  • Founder/Inventor: Nuvera Biosciences, Inc
  • Stock holder: ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Amgen

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 webcast:

Mark Pegram, MD
  • Consultant: Genentech/Roche, Shinogi, AstraZeneca, Cepheid, Celgene
  • Expert Testimony: Novartis
Kamatham A. Naidu, PhD (CancerNet)
  • No relevant financial relationships.

All other individuals in a position to control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this webcast. During the period September 5, 2014 through September 5, 2015, participants must read all of the material and study the educational webcast.



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Read, complete, and submit answers to the post-test questions and evaluation questions online. You must answer all missed questions until you get them correct.

Participants must receive a test score of 75% in order to proceed to the course evaluation, and they must respond to all evaluation questions to receive a letter of credit.

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Letter Of Credit & Transcripts

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