Emerging Systemic Therapy Options in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

The goal of this program is to ensure that members of multidisciplinary teams, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other relevant healthcare professionals, have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the standards of care to their practice and healthcare setting for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, oncology fellows, oncology nurses, pharmacists, case managers and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the need for improved treatment options for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
  • Discuss the second-line use of kinase inhibitors and immune checkpoint inhibitors.
  • Evaluate the upfront use of novel regimens.
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer U.S. LLC. This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb. This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from Exelixis, Inc.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.82 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.75 Participation
Course opens: 
04/20/2018
Course expires: 
04/20/2019
Cost:
$0.00

Thomas A. Abrams, MD
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
All faculty and activity planners participating in NCCN continuing education (CE) activities are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by ACCME’s, ACPE’s, and ANCC’s Standards for Commercial Support. All faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to ACCME’s Criterion 7: The provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests (SCS 1, 2, and 6) by experts on the topics. Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity.

Definitions  
NCCN continuing education considers financial relationships to create a “conflict of interest” when an individual has both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect CE content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she and/or a spouse or partner has a financial relationship.
 
NCCN continuing education considers “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. NCCN does not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.

Faculty Disclaimers  
All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for the tasks and methods of delivery.

Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling.

Faculty Disclosures
The faculty listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:

Thomas A. Abrams, MD
Aduro Biotech: Scientific Advisor
Bayet HealthCare: Scientific Advisor
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: Scientific Advisor
Celgene Corporation: Consulting Fees, Honoraria
Eli Lilly and Company: Grant/Research Support
Exelixis Inc.: Scientific Advisor
Genentech, Inc.: Scientific Advisor
Merck & Co., Inc.: Scientific Advisor
Sirtex: Scientific Advisor

NCCN Staff Disclosures

The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:

Kimberly Bayer; Robert W. Carlson, MD; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa G. Kimbro, MBA, CPA; Heather Matt; Joan S. McClure, MS; Diane McPherson; Melanie Moletzsky; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Liz Rieder; Shannon Ryan; Kathy Ann Smith, CMP, CHCP; Melinda Somasekhar, PhD (employed by NCCN until October 30, 2017); Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR

The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:

Donald Harting, ELS, CHCP
Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp): Equity Interest/Stock Options

Katherine Pierce
Pfizer Inc.: Equity Interest/Stock Options
Boston Scientific Corporation: Equity Interest/Stock Options

The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:

Susan D. Darlow, PhD; Mary A. Dwyer, MS, CGC; Ellen Erkess; Karin G. Hoffmann, RN, CCM

Physicians
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NCCN 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.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this activity.

Nurses
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.82 contact hours.

Pharmacists

National Comprehensive Cancer Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: 0836-0000-18-067-H01-P

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.82 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.75 Participation

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/20/2018
Course expires: 
04/20/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing