Recorded Presentation from the NCCN 2018-2019 Oncology Case Manager and Medical Director Program: Recent Developments in Cancer Immunotherapy
The field of cancer immunotherapy has evolved dramatically in recent years. As increasingly greater options for, and combinations of, cancer immunotherapy become available, clinicians need to stay up-to-date on the role of immunotherapy in a rapidly changing therapeutic landscape. It is important for clinicians to be aware of the available agents, understand their appropriate use, and be equipped to recognize and treat the unique toxicities associated with immunotherapy. This knowledge is also essential to ensure that clinicians can provide appropriate patient education and guidance during shared decision making.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses in other roles (e.g., quality management and utilization review), medical directors at managed care organizations, reinsurers, TPAs, and case management and disease management companies who interact with, counsel, and refer patients with cancer to appropriate sources of care and/or make coverage decisions. Programs may also be of interest to nurses, nurse navigators/care coordinators, and physicians who work directly with patients in clinical settings as well as clinical pharmacists in managed care organizations and other settings.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Summarize recent advances in immunotherapy for patients with cancer.
- Educate patients and caregivers on the available immunotherapy options in oncology.
- Discuss important considerations for selecting immunotherapy, including treatment response rates and treatment-related toxicity.
Sandip P. Patel, MD
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
NCCN Medical Education Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support (the provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests [SCS 1, 2 and 6] by experts on the topics).
Per the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter. A complete list of individuals’ relationships with external entities is available upon request.
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.
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.
The faculty listed below disclose the following relevant financial relationships:
Sandip P. Patel, MD
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP: Scientific Advisor
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: Scientific Advisor
Illumina, Inc.: Scientific Advisor
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation: Scientific Advisor
Tempus: Scientific Advisor
NCCN Staff Disclosures
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; Lisa G. Kimbro, MBA, CPA (employed by NCCN until 8/10/2018); 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 (employed by NCCN until 12/3/2018)
Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp): Equity interest/Stock Options
Katherine Pierce (employed by NCCN until 11/16/2018)
Boston Scientific Corporation: Equity Interest/Stock Options
Pfizer Inc.: Equity Interest/Stock Options
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Jillian Scavone, PhD
In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 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.
NCCN 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.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.96 contact hour.
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: 0836-0000-19-011-H01-P
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 1 credit for completing this activity.
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 hours. Activity Code: I00035312; Approval #: 180004998
- 1.00 ACPE contact hours
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.96 ANCC contact hours
- 1.00 CCM clock hours
- 1.00 Participation
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