Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor–Based Therapy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer: Medical Oncology Perspective
  • CME
  • CE

In this module, a medical oncologist shares his expert perspective on emerging immunotherapy strategies in the neoadjuvant and adjuvant settings for the treatment of resectable early-stage NSCLC.
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Patrick Forde, MB BCh
Physicians: maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Registered Nurses: 0.75 Nursing contact hours
Pharmacists: 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs)
Released: August 26, 2021 Expiration: August 25, 2022

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Review diagnostic parameters that qualify patients for ICI-based neoadjuvant therapy
  • Analyze recent data to support novel therapeutic approaches vs standard of care
  • Examine ongoing clinical trials using immunotherapy in early-stage NSCLC
  • Plan therapy for patients with stage I-III NSCLC based on individual patient considerations, expert recommendations, and available clinical data

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Information on this Educational Activity

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Faculty

Patrick Forde, MB BCh

Director, Thoracic Oncology Research Program
Oncology Department
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Patrick Forde, MBBCh, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, iTeos, Janssen, and Mirati; funds for research support from AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb; and other financial or material support from Flame Biosciences and Polaris Pharma.

Staff

Rachael M. Andrie, PhD

Scientific Director

Rachael M. Andrie, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Megan Cartwright, PhD

Senior Clinical Editor

Megan Cartwright, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Timothy A. Quill, PhD

Associate Director, Scientific Services

Timothy A. Quill, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
June Wasserstrom

Director, CME Program Development

June Wasserstrom has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Kevin Obholz, PhD

Senior Director, Educational Strategy

Kevin Obholz, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Kristi Kay Orbaugh, RN, MSN, RNP, AOCN

Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Community Hospital Oncology Physicians
Indianapolis, Indiana

Kristi Orbaugh, RN, MSN, RNP, AOCN, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Jason Everly, PharmD

Director, Program Development and Educational Impact

Jason Everly, PharmD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

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 thoracic surgeons, oncologists, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with NSCLC.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge, confidence, and competence of learners in their understanding of the evidence and available data for patients with early-stage NSCLC and the emerging adjuvant and neoadjuvant options that will be available to them.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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 healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of  0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 contact hours.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-21-164-H01-P.

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 65% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.75 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from August 26, 2021, through August 25, 2022:

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/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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