Archived Monthly Oncology Tumor Boards: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Individualized Patient Care - Ovarian Cancer
Emerging Treatment Options for Newly-Diagnosed Advanced Ovarian Cancer
For each of the emerging therapies described (bevacizumab, PARP inhibitors, and HIPEC), the treatment settings, patient selection criteria, and other therapies used in conjunction have varied widely across clinical trials. This has led to much discussion and likely confusion regarding the exact clinical contexts in which these new options should be considered. For PARP inhibitors, there are multiple agents to choose among, but they are not all interchangeable because not all of them have been tested as recurrence therapy. In addition, the role of molecular testing for patient selection for PARP inhibitors depends on the exact treatment context.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe data from PARP inhibitor trials in patients with newly-diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer, and discuss how it may inform treatment and molecular testing in this setting.
- Analyze evidence informing the use of bevacizumab as part of primary chemotherapy and maintenance therapy in patients with newly-diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer.
- Discuss factors to consider when deciding between primary debulking surgery versus neoadjuvant therapy and interval debulking surgery with possible HIPEC in patients with newly-diagnosed ovarian cancer.
Ronald D. Alvarez, MD, MBA
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Joyce Liu, MD
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's 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 discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Ronald D. Alvarez, MD, MBA
Inovia: Grant/Research Support
Papivax: Consulting Fee
TESARO, Inc.: Scientific Advisor
Unleash: Consulting Fee
Joyce F. Liu, MD, MPH
Clovis Oncology: Consulting Fee
Genentech, Inc.: Consulting Fee
GlaxoSmithKline: Consulting Fee
TESARO, Inc.: Consulting Fee
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 Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan, CMP; Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP; Sarah Weinstein
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Jennifer L. Burns, BS; Anita M. Engh, 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 1.0 contact hour.
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-20-022-H01-P
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until 1/31/2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
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. Activity Code: I00040552; Approval #: 200135531
- 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
- 1.00 ACPE contact hours
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC contact hours
- 1.00 CCM clock hours
- 1.00 Participation
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- A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
- One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
- Internet Explorer is no longer supported
- Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing