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

Sequencing Therapy for Patients with Ovarian Cancer
Although women with ovarian cancer often respond after first-line treatment, they typically relapse. However, they also often respond to recurrence therapy and may need multiple lines of recurrence therapy. New regimens for recurrence therapy for ovarian cancer, such as PARP inhibitor therapy, have recently been added to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) Ovarian Cancer.  Oncologists need to be aware of the most recent recommendations for ovarian cancer, including how to select the most appropriate first-line, maintenance, and recurrence therapies based on histology. Health care providers also need to know how to appropriately sequence multiple lines of therapy, including the newer therapies.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the different types of recurrence therapies available for patients with ovarian cancer.
  • Apply appropriate sequencing of therapy for patients with ovarian cancer.
  • Review appropriate use of maintenance or recurrence therapy with PARP inhibitors for patients with ovarian cancer.
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer U.S. LLC
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Clovis Oncology
  • Eisai
  • Genentech
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Lilly
  • Novartis
  • Taiho Oncology

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from TESARO.

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™
  • 0.75 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.75 Participation
Course opens: 
10/12/2018
Course expires: 
10/12/2019
Cost:
$0.00

Jennifer G. Filipi, MSN, NP
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Richard T. Penson, MD, MRCP
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

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 discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Jennifer G. Filipi, MSN, NP

The faculty listed below disclose the following relevant financial relationships:
Richard T. Penson, MD, MRCP
AbbVie, Inc.: Scientific Advisor
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP: Grant/Research Support; Scientific Advisor
Baxalta: Scientific Advisor
Clovis Oncology: Grant/Research Support; Scientific Advisor
Eisai Inc.: Grant/Research Support; Scientific Advisor
Genentech/Roche, Inc. Grant/Research Support; Scientific Advisor
Mersana Therapeutics Inc.: Scientific Advisor
SUTRO Biopharma, Inc.: Scientific Advisor
TESARO, Inc.P: Scientific Advisor
Vascular Biogenics Ltd.: Grant/Research Support; Scientific Advisor

The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Joan S. McClure, MS (employed by NCCN until 8/1/2018); Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan; Kathy Ann Smith, CMP, CHCP

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

The NCCN Clinical Information staff listed below, who has reviewed content, discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Anita M. Engh, PhD; Rashmi Kumar, 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 (NCCN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NCCN designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 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 0.75 hour 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 0.75 contact hour.

Pharmacists

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 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 hour (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: 0836-0000-18-127-H01-P

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/12/2018
Course expires: 
10/12/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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