NCCN 2024 Pharmacy Updates: A Webinar Series

The rapid integration of new therapeutic agents into treatment for various types of cancer can be challenging for clinicians. Cancer treatment is constantly evolving, and it is crucial for health care professionals to stay up to date with the latest developments in the field. Pharmacists are critical to educating the interprofessional oncology care team about the actions and potential adverse events associated with new and existing therapeutic options. Pharmacists also have an important role in patient safety, education, and quality of care, as well as subsequent monitoring and management of treatment-related toxicities.

This program will provide up-to-date knowledge and skills related to the management of cancer and highlight the importance of interprofessional care and collaboration to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients with cancer.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician associates/assistants and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

The goal of this project is to ensure that pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician associates/assistants, and other members of the interprofessional oncology care team who manage patients with cancer have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Apply the current standards of oncology care and NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology to optimize the management of patients with various cancer types.
  • Review new, emerging, and novel therapeutic agents and treatment strategies and incorporate these into the management of patients with cancer.
  • Communicate the importance of an interprofessional approach and improve the collaborative performance of the oncology care team in the management of patients with cancer.
Additional information

This activity is supported by educational grants from GSK and Menarini-Stemline. This educational activity is supported by a medical education grant from Exelixis, Inc. This activity is supported through an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA. This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation - An Overview of Hematopoietic Cell Mobilization
Monday, July 29, 2024 • 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
Bradley Figgins, PharmD, BCOP, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Navigating the Challenging Treatment Landscape for HIV-Associated, Non-AIDS Defining Cancers
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Alisha Soares, PharmD, BCOP, and Shannon Balcombe, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, UC San Diego Health

What Grade Are You In? The Role of Targeted Therapy in Pediatric Diffuse High-Grade Gliomas
Friday, August 30, 2024 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Shirley Qiong Yan, PharmD, BCOP, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Updates in the Treatment of Kidney Cancer
Friday, September 27, 2024 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
Megan Hinkley, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute


Access to participate in selected sessions is through Zoom on the day of each scheduled program.

    The most recent recorded webcasts from this series are listed below. Recordings from the previous NCCN Pharmacy Updates series can be found here.

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    It is the policy of NCCN that all planners, faculty, moderators, authors, reviewers and anyone involved in the planning and delivery of NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose ALL financial relationships they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies. The ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence require that individuals who refuse to provide this information will be disqualified from involvement in the planning and implementation of accredited continuing education presented by NCCN. NCCN identifies, mitigates and discloses to learners all relevant financial relationships.

    In addition, all content has been reviewed to ensure education promotes safe, effective patient care and does not promote the products or services of an ineligible company. Content, including any presentation of therapeutic options, is fair, balanced, evidence-based, scientifically accurate, and free of commercial bias and marketing. 


    Ineligible Company: An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

    Relevant Financial Relationships: Financial relationships of any dollar amount occurring within the past 24 months are defined as relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of an ineligible company. There is no minimum financial threshold. We ask for disclosure of ALL financial relationships with ineligible companies, regardless of the amount and regardless of the potential relevance of each relationship to the education.

    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.

    Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity.


    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 each live activity in this series 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 each educational activity in this series for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour.

    NCCN designates each application-based continuing education activity in this series for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit. 

    Physician Assistants
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    Required Hardware/software

    To complete this activity, users will need:

    • A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
      • One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
      • Internet Explorer is no longer supported
    • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing