NCCN Pharmacy Updates: New Targets in Breast Cancer Therapy

July 28, 2020

Triple-negative breast cancer continues to be labeled with a poor prognosis secondary to the fact that it tends to be more aggressive and poses a greater risk of recurrence. Because it lacks the receptors that many drugs have been designed to target, the standard of practices remains chemotherapy. Therefore, research has been focused on trying to identify other therapeutic targets for which we already have agents or are currently developing agents. Within recent years, BRCA and PD-L1 are being studied in trials as a new avenue for treatment options in these patients. Current evidence demonstrates increased benefit when using these agents either alone or in combination with chemotherapy, respectively.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the evolving research looking at targeted therapies for hard to treat subsets in this malignancy (i.e. triple negative breast cancer).
  • Use key patient counseling and monitoring considerations for immunotherapy and targeted therapies in breast cancer.
  • Discover ways to manage adverse events associated with new targeted therapies and immunotherapy options in breast cancer.
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by an educational grant:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Coherus Biosciences
  • Novartis
  • Servier Pharmaceuticals, LLC

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from:

  • AbbVie

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from:

  • Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company
  • Mylan Inc.

This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from:

  • Exelixis, Inc.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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 Participation
Course opens: 
05/26/2020
Course expires: 
10/18/2020
Event starts: 
07/28/2020 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
07/28/2020 - 2:00pm
Cost:
$0.00

Craig Vargo, PharmD, BCOP
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

 

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 live activity 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.

Nurses
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates this application-based continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-20-075-L01-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 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

Available for an additional fee ($49):

The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) is accredited by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) as a provider of board certification oncology credit (BCOP). A BCOP statement of credit will be issued only upon completion of a post-activity evaluation form and post-test, with a passing grade of 75% achieved.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by HOPA for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. HOPA is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities and related materials that promote improvements of quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Reported Areas of Conflict: Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association does not view the existence of relationships as an implication of bias or that the value of the material is decreased. The content of the activity was planned to be balanced, objective, and scientifically rigorous. Occasionally, authors may express opinions that represent their own viewpoint. Conclusions drawn by participants should be derived from objective analysis of scientific data. Unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs. All faculty have indicated that they have not referenced unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs and devices.

Available Credit

  • 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 Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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