Use of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Real-World Issues
Cancer immunotherapy is a rapidly growing and dynamic field, particularly for diseases such as lung cancer where immune checkpoint inhibitors are an important component of treatment. The incorporation of immunotherapy into multimodal treatment paradigms may present new toxicity concerns and constitutes a significant educational need for clinicians. Providing optimal care requires knowledge of emerging data and treatment patterns and the ability to apply the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer recommendations to ensure safe and effective treatment.
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.
Following this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the different types of multimodal therapy being employed in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
- Discuss the benefits and risks of using immunotherapy with systemic agents and radiotherapy.
- Apply the recommendations in the NCCN Guidelines® for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer for combining immune checkpoint inhibitors with cytotoxic chemotherapy.
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.
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.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.30 contact hour.
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
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.
- 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
To complete this activity, users will need:
- A device with an Internet connection
- One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
- Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
- Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing