Bridging the Gap in Understanding Immuno-Oncologic Treatments

August 14, 2014

This live 75-minute webinar, with interactive Q&A and patient-clinician video case studies, will review the basics of immuno-oncology including the role of the immune system, mechanism of action and pathways of immunotherapy, and compare and contrast conventional and immuno-oncologic cancer treatments.  The short patient vignettes will consist of a clinician interacting with a patient receiving immunotherapy to treat melanoma.  The vignettes and ensuing didactic lecture will incorporate the science of immuno-oncology into practice.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of medical oncologists, community oncologists, oncology fellows, oncology nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals who care for patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the role of the human immune system in cancer
  • Outline the underlying principles of immunotherapy and mechanisms of action of immunotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer
  • Summarize evidence of efficacy of immunotherapy in cancer, especially in melanoma
  • Describe the unique response pattern and toxicity profile of immunotherapy and required surveillance and monitoring
Additional information

This activity is supported by an educational grants from:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.25 Nurse
  • 1.25 Pharmacist
  • 1.25 Physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/14/2014 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/14/2014 - 1:15pm EDT

Anthony J. Olszanski, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Matthew Zibelman, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Nursing and pharmacy (ACPE) credits are provided as well.  View complete accreditation details

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.25 Nurse
  • 1.25 Pharmacist
  • 1.25 Physician


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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