Keynote Session: Strategies for Prevention and Control of HPV-Associated Cancers

Vaccines that protect against the types of HPV that cause cervical cancers as well as several other diseases and cancers are routinely recommended for children ages 11 to 12.  HPV vaccines have primarily been evaluated against genital diseases, but will likely prevent most HPV-associated oral cancers as well.  Unfortunately, immunization rates are much lower than for other disease-preventing vaccines with only 49% of adolescents in the 13-17 year age group in the U.S. being up to date with HPV vaccinations in 2017. Despite the availability of vaccines that could prevent the majority of cancers caused by the HPV, many parents are reluctant to have their children vaccinated. In addition, many primary care physicians and pediatricians do not understand the link between HPV and cancer, and they have difficulty communicating about the HPV vaccine. Comprehensive efforts to reduce the burden of HPV-associated malignancies include identifying practical solutions and strategies to increase vaccination rates, improving access to care in underserved populations, improving screening and diagnostic options, and developing novel therapeutics. Physicians need to recognize the relationship between HPV and cancer, be able to communicate the benefits of vaccination, and understand the importance of cancer screening and treatment of precancerous lesions.

Target Audience

The program is designed to meet the needs and improve the competence and performance of the interprofessional oncology care team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other relevant health care professionals who manage the care of patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe to relevant stakeholders the risks of the human papilloma virus (HPV) to men and women.
  • Discuss the benefits of vaccination in preventing cancers caused by HPV.
  • Incorporate appropriate screening and treatment strategies into the management of those at risk for developing HPV-associated cancers. 
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

  • Abbott's molecular business
  • Adaptive Biotechnologies
  • AstraZeneca
  • BeiGene, Ltd.
  • Blueprint Medicines
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Deciphera Pharmaceuticals
  • Eisai
  • Exact Sciences
  • Genentech, a member of the Roche Group
  • Gilead Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GRAIL, Inc.
  • Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
  • Lilly
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Puma Biotechnology
  • Seagen Inc. formerly Seattle Genetics
  • Taiho Oncology, Inc.
  • TeSera Therapeutics

This activity is supported by independent medical education grants from: 

  • Bristol Myers Squibb 
  • Illumina, Inc. 
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:

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

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen.

This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from Exelixis, Inc. & Karyopharm® Therapeutics.

This project has been made possible in part by a grant from Varian Medical Systems/Global Medical Education Grant Program.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 1.50 ACPE contact hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC contact hours
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
05/20/2021
Course expires: 
03/01/2022
Cost:
$0.00

Wui-Jin Koh, MD
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Lillian R. Kreppel
Executive Director and Co-Founder, HPV Alliance
Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate

Shivan J. Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP
Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Mark H. Sawyer, MD
UCSD School of Medicine/
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Edward L. Trimble, MD, MPH
Senior Advisor for HPV and Global Cervical Cancer Research and Control
NCI | NIH | DHHS

Susan T. Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH
Moffitt Cancer Center

 

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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. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed to ensure education is fair and balanced and that clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care.  Individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter. 

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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 no relevant financial relationships:

Lillian R. Kreppel
Shivan J. Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP
Mark H. Sawyer, MD 
Edward L. Trimble, MD, MPH

The faculty listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:

Susan T. Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH
Gilead Sciences, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
GlaxoSmithKline: Product/Speakers Bureau

NCCN Staff Disclosures

The NCCN Leadership listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:

Robert W. Carlson, MD; Wui-Jin Koh, MD; Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR

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:

Deborah A. Freedman-Cass, PhD; Nicole R. McMillian, MS, CHES; Angela D. Motter, 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.

Physicians
NCCN designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 1.5 contact hours.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates this application-based continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-21-060-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 1.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until March 1, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Available Credit

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

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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