Advances in the Management of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

The approval of therapies indicated for patients with rare mutations and the recommendation for testing all patients with pancreatic cancer has changed the testing and treatment landscape significantly. Health care professionals (HCP) need to be well versed in the potential for actionable mutations and how to counsel patients accordingly. HCPs in the community setting will need to learn how best to integrate these and other new therapies into their clinical practice to benefit patients, including how to quickly identify and manage side effects. 

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians/oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify recent advances in treatment of pancreatic cancer.
  • Review the recent changes in recommendations for treatment of pancreatic cancer.
  • Compare and contrast the evidence, risks, and benefits for use of new systemic treatments of pancreatic cancer.
Additional information

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

  • AstraZeneca
  • BeiGene, Ltd.
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • Eisai
  • Genentech, a member of the Roche Group
  • Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Lilly
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Puma Biotechnology
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Taiho Oncology, Inc.
  • TESARO, a GSK Company

 This activity is supported by independent medical education grants from:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Illumina, Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • AbbVie
  • Astellas
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Incyte
  • Merck & Co., Inc.

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

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Kite, a Gilead Company

This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Varian Medical Systems Educational Grant Corporate Fund, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 0.75 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.75 Participation
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Course expires: 

Eileen M. O'Reilly, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering 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. 

Faculty Disclaimers  

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.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Eileen M. O'Reilly, MD
Agios, Inc.: Consulting Fees/Spouse
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Bayer HealthCare: Consulting Fees/Spouse
BeiGene: Consulting Fees/Spouse 
Berry Genomics: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Bioline: Consulting Fees/Self
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Celgene Corporation: Consulting Fees/Self and Spouse
CytomX Therapeutics: Consulting Fees/Self
Debio: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Eisai Inc.: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Eli Lilly and Company: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Exelixis Inc.: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Flatiron Health, Inc.: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Genoscience Pharma: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Incyte Corporation: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Ipsen: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP: Consulting Fees/Self
LAM Research: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Loxo Oncology: Consulting Fees/Self 
Merck & Co., Inc.: Consulting Fees/Self and Spouse
MINA: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Pfzer Inc.: Consulting Fees/Self
QED: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Redhill Biopharma Ltd.: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Silenseed: Consulting Fees/Self
SillaJen: Consulting Fees/Spouse
Sobi: Consulting Fees/Self
Targovax: Consulting Fees/Self
twoXAR Pharmaceuticals: Consulting Fees/Self and Spouse
Yiviva: Consulting Fees/Spouse

NCCN Staff Disclosures 

The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Robert W. Carlson, MD; 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; Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR

The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Wui-Jin Koh, MD
IBM Watson Health for Oncology and Genomics; Scientific Advisor

The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Susan D. Darlow, PhD; Rashmi Kumar, PhD

The NCCN staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Lydia Hammond, MBA
NeoGenomics Laboratories; Equity Interest/Stock Option

Griselda Zuccarino-Catania, PhD (Employed by NCCN until 11/15/19)
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP:  Spouse salary

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 0.75 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 0.75 contact hour.

NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-20-055-H01-P

Physician Assistants
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 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit.  Approval is valid until March 1, 2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Available Credit

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


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