Optimizing Treatment for Head and Neck Cancers

Deintensification treatment protocols for HPV-associated locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer are being investigated in ongoing clinical trials. It is unclear whether to administer chemotherapy to patients with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) before or after systemic therapy/RT. Despite the ambiguities of PD-L1 testing and definitions, PD-L1 expression may be associated with better outcomes from treatment with immunotherapy for recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

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:

Describe deintensification strategies under investigation for HPV-associated locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer.
Compare and contrast recommended treatment options for both locally advanced and recurrent/metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer.
Identify immunotherapy options for patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
 

Additional information
Supporters: 

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
  • NOVOCURE
  • 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: 
  • 1.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 1.25 ACPE contact hours
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.30 ANCC contact hours
  • 1.25 Participation
Course opens: 
06/15/2020
Course expires: 
03/01/2021
Cost:
$0.00

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.

Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity.

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.

Physicians
NCCN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.30 contact hour.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 1.25 contact hour (0.125 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-19-058-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 1.25 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

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

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

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