Monthly Oncology Tumor Boards: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Individualized Patient Care - Gastric Cancer

July 26, 2017

Join David H. Ilson, MD, PhD and Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as they present their expertise on a range of cases pertaining to gastric cancer.

Gastric cancer is the fifth most frequently diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of death from cancer in the world. Multidisciplinary team management is essential for the optimal delivery of combined modality treatment for patients with localized gastric cancer. The selection of preoperative and/or postoperative therapy should be based on the stage of the disease, the extent of lymph node dissection, and surgical margins. Improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms of gastric cancers has led to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for advanced or metastatic cancer. In patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease, the decision to offer systemic therapy should be based on the toxicity profile of each drug, patient’s performance status, comorbidities and HER-2 status. Best supportive care for the prevention and management of treatment-related adverse events is always indicated throughout the disease course. It is essential that clinicians use appropriate interventions to relieve major symptoms in order to improve the quality of life and optimize clinical outcomes.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, pathologists, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

  • Astellas and Medivation, Inc., a Pfizer Company
  • AstraZeneca
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Gilead Sciences, Medical Affairs
  • Lilly
  • Novartis
  • Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc.
  • Taiho Oncology
  • Takeda Oncology

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • AbbVie
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from Exelixis, Inc.


Supporter list last updated on July 24, 2017.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CCM clock hours
  • 1.00 ACPE contact hours
  • 1.00 ANCC contact hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
07/25/2017
Course expires: 
09/24/2017
Event starts: 
07/26/2017 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
07/26/2017 - 2:00pm
Cost:
$0.00

David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
All faculty and activity planners participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME’s, ANCC’s, and ACPE’s Standards for Commercial Support. All faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the 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.

The faculty listed below disclose no relevant financial relationships:
Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD

The faculty listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP: Consulting Fees, Honoraria
Eli Lilly and Company: Consulting Fees, Honoraria; Grant/Research Support
Roche Laboratories, Inc.: Consulting Fees, Honoraria
Taiho Parmaceuticals Co., Ltd.: Consulting Fees, Honoraria; Grant/Research Support

The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Kim Bayer; Mark Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Joan S. McClure, MS; Diane McPherson; Melanie Moletzsky; Lisa Perfidio; Liz Rieder; Shannon K. Ryan; Kathy Smith; Melinda Somasekhar, PhD

The NCCN Clinical Information staff listed below, who has reviewed content, discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Lisa Gurski, PhD

The ACCME/ANCC/ACPE defines “conflict of interest” as when an individual has an opportunity to affect CE content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CE activity. ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC have 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. The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC defines “relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation to 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.

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

National Comprehensive Cancer Network designates this live activity 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.

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 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this activity.

Nurses
National Comprehensive Cancer Network 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 1.0 contact hour.

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1.0 CE contact hour. Approval Code: I00027694; Approval Number: 170002701

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 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: 0836-0000-17-075-L01-P

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CCM clock hours
  • 1.00 ACPE contact hours
  • 1.00 ANCC contact hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the current standard of care for the management of patients with localized and metastatic gastric cancer.
  • Develop an individualized treatment plan incorporating combined modality therapy for patients with locoregional gastric cancer.
  • Evaluate the role of targeted therapies for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer and identify patients who would benefit from these treatment options.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/25/2017
Course expires: 
09/24/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
Please login or register to take this course.

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