Archived Monthly Oncology Tumor Boards: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Individualized Patient Care - Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer: Selecting Effective Therapy
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) now include new categories of preference for all of the systemic therapy regimens, which are based on clinical trial data and the expertise of the NCCN Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Panel. These new preference categories are intended to emphasize the most commonly used regimens in clinical practice. Clinicians may not be familiar with these new recommendations, which can greatly assist them when trying to select the best therapy, especially when there are multiple therapeutic options. This tumor board will discuss how to select the most appropriate therapy for patients with lung cancer using a case-based format.
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 activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the preferred therapeutic regimens for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer based on molecular biomarker status.
- Review the preferred therapeutic regimens for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer based on immune biomarker status.
- Discuss potential adverse reactions that may occur in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who are receiving either targeted therapies or immunotherapies.
James Stevenson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Tara L. Plues, MSN, RN, CNP
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 no relevant financial relationships:
Tara L. Plues, MSN, RN, CNP
The faculty listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
James Stevenson, MD
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: Grant/Research Support
EMD Serono: Grant/Research Support
Merck & Co., Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Novocure: Grant/Research Support
NCCN Staff Disclosures
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Mike Abrams; 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:
Miranda Hughes, 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 activity 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: JA4008196-0000-21-024-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 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until March 10, 2022. 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 0.75 CE contact hour. Activity Code: I00045125; Approval #: 210000493
- 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 CCM clock hours
- 0.75 Participation
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- Internet Explorer is no longer supported
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