NCCN Guidelines® Insights - Biliary Tract Cancers, Version 2.2023
In 2023, the NCCN Guidelines for Hepatobiliary Cancers were divided into 2 separate guidelines: Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Biliary Tract Cancers. The NCCN Guidelines for Biliary Tract Cancers provide recommendations for the evaluation and comprehensive care of patients with gallbladder cancer, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. The multidisciplinary panel of experts meets at least on an annual basis to review requests from internal and external entities as well as to evaluate new data on current and emerging therapies. These Guidelines Insights focus on some of the recent updates to the NCCN Guidelines for Biliary Tract Cancers as well as the newly published section on principles of molecular testing.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Integrate into professional practice the updates to the NCCN Guidelines for Biliary Tract Cancers
- Describe the rationale behind the decision-making process for developing the NCCN Guidelines for Biliary Tract Cancers
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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 or marketing.
Individuals Who Provided Content Development and/or Authorship Assistance
The faculty listed below have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Michael I. D’Angelica, MD, Panel Vice Chair
Nicole R. McMillian, MS, CHES, Senior Guidelines Coordinator, NCCN
Ryan Schonfeld, Guidelines Layout/Support Specialist, NCCN
Cindy Hochstetler, PhD, Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer, NCCN
The faculty listed below have the following relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Al B. Benson, III, MD, Panel Chair, has disclosed receiving grant/research support from AbbVie, Inc., Amgen Inc., Apexigen, Artemida Pharma, Cardiff Oncology, Elevar Therapeutics, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ITM Solucin, MedImmune Inc., Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP, Merck Sharpe & Dohme Ltd, Pfizer Inc., Rafael Pharmaceuticals, ST Pharm Co. Ltd, SynCore Biotechnology, and TYME Technologies, Inc.; receiving consulting fees from Aveo Oncology, Boston Scientific Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, GlaxoSmithKline, GRAIL, HalioDx, Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP, Mirati Therapeutics, Inc., Nuvation Bio, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Samsung Bioepis, SeaGen, Taiho Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., and Xencor; and serving as a scientific advisor for AIM ImmunoTech, Array BioPharma Inc., Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, HUTCHMED, Mirati Therapeutics, Inc., Natera Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, SeaGen, Tempus, and TheraBionic.
NCCN Staff Disclosures
None of the other planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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NCCN designates this journal-based CME 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.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour.
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-23-007-H01-P
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- 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