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Course Director

David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
David H. Ilson, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Faculty

Laura H. Tang
Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Geoffrey Ku
Geoffrey Ku, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

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Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

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Activity Description

The ability to personalize treatment for patients with gastric cancer has grown along with the improved understanding of the biologic rationale for therapeutic targeting. In this activity, based on a recent live webcast, an expert panel provides the latest efficacy and safety data for established and emerging therapeutics for gastric cancer including HER2-directed antibody–drug conjugates and addresses practical strategies for choosing treatments based on treatment history, patient preference, performance status, and biomarker status for patients with advanced gastric cancer.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists and other clinicians involved in the management of gastric cancer.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the biologic rationale for therapeutic targeting of gastric cancer, such as HER2 or PD-L1 overexpression
  • Summarize expert and guideline-based recommendations to accurately test for biomarkers in gastric cancer that can guide appropriate treatment selection
  • Appraise the latest safety and efficacy data of established and emerging therapeutics for gastric cancer, such as checkpoint inhibitors, novel cytotoxic agents, and HER2-directed antibody-drug conjugates
  • Select appropriate validated or emerging therapeutic strategies for advanced gastric/GEJ cancers based on treatment history, patient preference, performance status, and biomarker status for patients who have progressed following first-line treatment

Providership, Credit, and Support


This CME/MOC activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

ACCMEThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material 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.

MOC Statement

MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Blinded individual or aggregated participant data may be shared with the funder of the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

Chair
David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
Attending Physician
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

David H. Ilson, MD, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Astellas Pharma Inc.; AstraZeneca; Bayer Corporation; Bristol Myers Squibb; Eli Lilly and Company; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Taiho Oncology, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Astellas Pharma Inc. and Taiho Oncology, Inc.

Faculty
Geoffrey Ku, MD
Assistant Attending and Head, Esophagogastric Section
Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Geoffrey Ku, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Bristol Myers Squibb; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Arog Pharmaceuticals; AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Oncolys BioPharma Inc.; Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Zymeworks Inc. Research funding goes to institution.

Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD
Attending Pathologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PeerView Institute for Medical Education, the joint provider, do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this accredited activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Content/Peer Reviewer Disclosures

The following Content/Peer Reviewers have nothing to disclose:

Shaina Rozell, MD, MPH
Gina D. Cravey, BSN, RN, CHRC, CCRC

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this accredited activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you upon completion. You will receive your certificate from email@email.peerviewpress.com. If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at info@PeerView.com.

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain MOC credit. There are no prerequisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive MOC credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

About This CME/MOC Activity

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