Monthly Oncology Tumor Boards: Updates in the Treatment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

August 29, 2022

Clinical trials are continuing to investigate the role of induction chemotherapy prior to systemic therapy/radiation therapy for patients with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma. New evidence regarding the addition of a PD-1 inhibitor to gemcitabine/cisplatin provides an emerging avenue of treatment for patients with recurrent or metastatic disease. It is important for clinicians to remain current on emerging treatment options for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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 activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the evidence supporting the addition of chemotherapy to concurrent systemic therapy/radiation therapy in patients with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). 
  • Recognize the evidence supporting the role of induction chemotherapy prior to systemic therapy/radiation therapy for patients with locoregionally advanced NPC.
  • Identify emerging systemic therapy options for treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic NPC.
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Coherus BioSciences
  • Exact Sciences
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Lilly
  • Novartis

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

This educational activity is supported by medical education grants from:

  • Exelixis, Inc.
  • Karyopharm Therapeutics
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 CCM clock hours
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
06/14/2022
Course expires: 
11/06/2022
Event starts: 
08/29/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/29/2022 - 2:00pm EDT
Cost:
$0.00

Jason W. Chan, MD
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Hyunseok Kang, MD, MPH
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Christine Kim, NP, MSN
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

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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 knowledge-based continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: TBD

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.

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Credit approval for case managers is pending for this program.

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 CCM clock hours
  • 1.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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    • Internet Explorer is no longer supported
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing