Using Novel Immune Modulatory Treatment Options in Head and Neck Cancer: On-Demand Simulcast

Did you miss the symposium in Scottsdale? Review this on-demand simulcast of the live event as our distinguished faculty, Maura L. Gillison, MD, PhD; Barbara Ann Burtness, MD; and Everett Vokes, MD review practical guidance in integrating immunotherapy agents into therapeutic strategies to improve outcomes for patients with HNSCC.
Barbara Ann Burtness, MD
Maura L. Gillison, MD, PhD
Everett Vokes, MD
Released: March 9, 2018

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the role of the immune system and immune escape in HNSCC, along with the mechanisms of action of different immune modulatory agents
  • Plan therapeutic strategies for patients with recurrent metastatic HNSCC that has progressed on or after platinum-containing chemotherapy
  • Discuss the latest science and clinical trial results of immunotherapy agents or combinations being investigated as first-line treatment of locoregionally advanced or metastatic HNSCC
  • Identify appropriate candidates for clinical trials of IDO inhibitors and other emerging immune modulatory agents alone or in combination for HNSCC
  • Identify and manage immune-related toxicities associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with HNSCC

Information on this Educational Activity

Faculty

Barbara Ann Burtness, MD

Professor
Department of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Barbara Ann Burtness, MD, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, IDDI, and Merck.

Maura L. Gillison, MD, PhD

Professor
Division of Cancer Medicine
Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Maura L. Gillison, MD, PhD, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from Aspyrian Therapeutics, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, EMD Serono, and Merck.

Everett Vokes, MD

John E. Ultmann Professor
Chairman,
Department of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief
University of Chicago Medical and Biologic Sciences
Chicago, Illinois

Everett Vokes, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Amgen, Ariad, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biolumina, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Eli Lilly, EMD Serono, Genentech, Leidos, Merck, Novartis, Regeneron, Takeda, and VentiRx and funds for research support from AbbVie and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Staff

Megan Cartwright, PhD

Clinical Editor

Megan Cartwright, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

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.

Timothy A. Quill, PhD

Senior Managing Editor

Timothy A. Quill, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, and head and neck surgeons who care for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve participants' competence in incorporating immunotherapies in the treatment of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from
Bristol-Myers Squibb

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