The Evolving Therapeutic Landscape for HER2-Positive Early-Stage Breast Cancer
  • CME
  • CE

Gain expert perspective on emerging treatments for HER2-positive early breast cancer, including neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy, strategies for high-risk patients, and managing adverse events.
Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP
Physicians: maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Registered Nurses: 1.0 Nursing contact hour
Pharmacists: 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)
Released: August 10, 2020 Expiration: August 9, 2021

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the evolution of HER2-targeted treatments and the remaining areas of unmet medical need in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer
  • Plan optimal adjuvant treatment strategies for patients with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer
  • Identify patients with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer most likely to benefit from extended adjuvant treatment
  • Manage adverse events effectively in patients receiving HER2-targeted therapy based on available data and recommendations
  • Evaluate emerging research, the mechanisms of action, and the role of novel HER2-targeted therapies in clinical investigation for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Acknowledgements

Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC.

Clinical Care Options, LLC
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 300
Reston, VA

Sophia Kelley
(203)-316-2125
skelley@clinicaloptions.com
www.clinicaloptions.com

Supported by an educational grant from
Puma Biotechnology

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 any relevant 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 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 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/CE activity:

Faculty

Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP

Medical Director
West Cancer Center and Research Institute
Professor of Medicine
University of Tennessee
Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee

Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, has disclosed that he has received funds for research support from Amgen; consulting fees from Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech/Roche, Genomic Health, Helsinn, Myriad, Napo, Spectrum, and Pfizer; and other financial or material support from Bayer.

Staff

Kristen Rosenthal, PhD

Senior Scientific Director

Kristen Rosenthal, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Gordon Kelley

Senior Clinical Editor

Gordon Kelley 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 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.
Jason Everly, PharmD

Director, Program Development and Educational Impact

Jason Everly, PharmD, BCOP, CHCP, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Elaine S. DeMeyer, MSN, RN, AOCN

Editorial Contributor

Elaine DeMeyer, RN, MSN, AOCN, 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.

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, oncology nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge, confidence, and competence of learners to select individualized treatment for patients with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer.

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 1.0 contact hour.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-20-085-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 1.0 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from August 10, 2020, through August 09, 2021:

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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