Monthly Oncology Tumor Boards: Use of Checkpoint Inhibitors for Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

February 17, 2023

The treatment of colorectal cancer continues to evolve. There have been advances in metastatic disease, with checkpoint inhibitors for dMMR/MSI-H disease becoming more prominent as a first-line or subsequent-line treatment option. Optimal treatment strategies can maximize benefits while minimizing harms, giving patients with metastatic colorectal cancer the best quality and quantity of life possible. It is difficult for clinicians to stay current with the evolving treatment options for colorectal cancer, and they can benefit from education about these  therapies.

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:

  • Explain results of recent clinical trials of systemic therapies for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
  • Compare and contrast sequencing and selection decisions regarding checkpoint inhibitor therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer.
  • Review emerging systemic therapy options for metastatic colorectal cancer and how these new therapies may be incorporated into a treatment plan.
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: 
12/13/2022
Course expires: 
05/01/2023
Event starts: 
02/17/2023 - 12:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/17/2023 - 1:00pm EST
Cost:
$0.00

Michael Overman, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kanwal P.S. Raghav, MD, MBBS
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Victoria Serpas Higbie, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
 

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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 or marketing.

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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 knowledge-based continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-23-015-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.

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. The course is approved for 1 CE contact hour. Activity Code: I00053863; Approval #: 230000310

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
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