Immunology in Lung Cancer: Biomarker Relevance and Integration of Therapies for Maximum Clinical Benefit
This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Inc and Merck & Co., Inc.
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Release date: November 30, 2017
Valid through: November 30, 2018
Topic: Lung Cancer
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 90 minutes
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of oncologists and multidisciplinary oncology care team practitioners. It will also be of benefit to other clinicians engaged with or interested in the treatment of lung cancer.
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe concepts of cancer immunology as they relate to the mechanisms of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors.
- Evaluate the latest evidence regarding the clinical utility and limitations of biomarkers in guiding treatment decisions and evaluating immunotherapy response in lung cancer.
- Apply the latest efficacy and response pattern data for immune checkpoint inhibitors to the treatment of various types of lung cancer.
- Outline strategies for the effective multidisciplinary management of immune-related adverse effects associated with immune checkpoint inhibition in lung cancer, including identification, treatment, and patient education.
Table of Contents
- Introduction and Exploiting Cancer Immunology
- Integrating the Latest Efficacy Data into Clinical Practice
- Collaborative Management of irAEs
- Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Pharmacists — 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
Naiyer A. Rizvi, MD (Chair)
Professor of Medicine
Director of Thoracic Oncology
Co-Director Cancer Immunotherapy Program
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
David R. Gandara, MD
Professor, Director of Thoracic Oncology
Program, Senior Advisor to the Director
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Heather A. Wakelee, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
Stanford University Medical Center
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- Retained Consultant: AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Lilly; Merck & Co., Inc; Novartis; Roche; Pfizer Inc.
- Ownership: ARMO Biosciences; Gritstone Oncology
- Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca/Medimmune; Genentech, Inc; Merck & Co., Inc.
- Retained Consultant: AstraZeneca/Medimmune; Genentech, Inc; Merck & Co., Inc.
- Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca/Medimmune; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Celgene Corporation; Clovis Oncology; Exelixis, Inc; Genentech, Inc/Roche; Gilead; Lilly; Novartis; Pharmacyclics LLC; Xcovery.
- Retained Consultant: ACEA Biosciences, Inc; Genentech, Inc (uncompensated).
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