Recent Advances in Managing Patients With Advanced Incurable HCC
Source: Recent Advances in Managing Patients With Advanced Incurable HCC

Module

In this interactive, CME-certified module, Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, FACP, provides expert perspective on advances in the treatment of patients with advanced incurable hepatocellular carcinoma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Select the optimal, evidence-based treatment modality for eligible patients with advanced incurable HCC based on specific disease and patient characteristics
  • Identify progression and the most appropriate treatment for an individual patient with HCC on sorafenib
  • Discuss the available data on promising investigational treatment options for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction
  • The Challenges in Treating Advanced Incurable HCC
  • Treatment Options for Advanced HCC
  • Predictive Biomarkers for Sorafenib
  • Investigational Targets in Advanced HCC
  • Immunotherapy in HCC
  • Future Directions
 

Faculty

  • Andrew X. Zhu
    MD, PhD, FACP

Credit Information

  • Release Date:
    October 07, 2016
  • Expiration Date:
    October 06, 2017
  • Physicians:
    maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Information on this Educational Activity

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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 resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial 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 activity:

Faculty

Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, FACP


Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Liver Cancer Research
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, FACP, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Merck, Novartis, Nimbus, Onkaido, and sanofi-aventis and funds for research support from Lilly.

 

Staff

Krista Marcello, 


Managing Editor

Krista Marcello has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

 

Kevin Obholz, PhD


Editorial Director, Hematology/Oncology

Kevin Obholz, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

 

Gordon Kelley, 


Senior Clinical Editor

Gordon Kelley has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

 

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:

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. 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.

 

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.


Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ management of patients with incurable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma using available and emerging therapeutic options.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Select the optimal, evidence-based treatment modality for eligible patients with advanced incurable HCC based on specific disease and patient characteristics
  • Identify progression and the most appropriate treatment for an individual patient with HCC on sorafenib
  • Discuss the available data on promising investigational treatment options for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma
 

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

 

Commercial Support


This program is supported by an educational grant from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc..

 

Program Medium


This program has been made available online.

 

Site Requirements


  • Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+, or Chrome
  • JavaScript enabled
  • 1024x768+ screen resolution
  • Adobe Flash Player
 

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from October 07, 2016, through October 06, 2017:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME activities completed can be found on the "CME Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.