Reaching Consensus on the Adoption of Oncology Biosimilars

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Learn from expert faculty what key clinical considerations inform the use of biosimilars in oncology practice with this series of ClinicalThought™ commentaries!

Jeffrey Crawford, MD
Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FASCO, FACP, FRCP
Rowena N. Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP

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How do biosimilars compare with reference biologics and small-molecule compounds? Here’s my take.

Rowena N. Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Registered Nurses: 0.2 Nursing contact hours Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Released: November 14, 2018 Expired: No longer available for credit

Here’s my take on why some of the key reasons biosimilars may be an attractive cost-cutting measure in cancer care also pose a challenge to their widespread adoption.

Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FASCO, FACP, FRCP Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Registered Nurses: 0.2 Nursing contact hours Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Released: December 18, 2018 Expired: No longer available for credit

Herein, I summarize recent biosimilar approvals as well as how these agents might affect patient care and counseling in oncology practice.

Jeffrey Crawford, MD Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Registered Nurses: 0.2 Nursing contact hours Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Released: January 18, 2019 Expired: No longer available for credit
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