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Course Director

Naiyer Rizvi, MD
Naiyer Rizvi, MD

Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Faculty

Nadeem Riaz
Nadeem Riaz, MD, MSc

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Edward B. Garon
Edward B. Garon, MD, MS

UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.5 Credits
Release Date:2018-Mar-02
Expiration Date:2019-Mar-01
Estimated Time for Completion:90 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts in immuno-oncology will explore the present and future of cancer immunotherapy biomarkers, as well as practical considerations for biomarker testing across the oncologic spectrum.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Characterize the evolving cancer immunotherapy landscape, including agents/combinations and current and emerging indications for their use
  • Discuss the current role and benefits/limitations of PD-L1 expression testing as a predictive biomarker for cancer immunotherapies
  • Describe the options and nuances of MMR/MSI status testing to predict benefit from cancer immunotherapies
  • Assess the emerging role of TMB as an immunotherapy biomarker, and benefits/limitations of different methodologies and platforms, including NGS, for assessing TMB
  • Evaluate the potential of other novel strategies and technologies in cancer immunotherapy biomarker development
  • Implement best practices for cancer immunotherapy biomarker testing through effective interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Interpret the results of cancer immunotherapy biomarker testing to guide clinical decisions regarding optimal use of cancer immunotherapies across the hemato-oncologic spectrum

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of medical oncologists, pathologists, clinical/biomedical researchers, and other healthcare professionals interested in immuno-oncology, immunotherapy biomarkers, and precision oncology.

Requirements for Successful Completion

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 CME credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: March 02, 2018 - March 01, 2019
Time to Complete: 90 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME activity during the past 12 months.

Course Director and Moderator

Naiyer Rizvi, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Thoracic Oncology
Co-Director, Cancer Immunotherapy Program
Price Chair in Clinical Translational Research
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Naiyer Rizvi, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for AbbVie Inc.; AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Eli Lilly and Company; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Merck KGaA; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Pfizer Inc.
Shareholder in ARMO Biosciences; Gritstone Oncology where Dr. Rizvi is a Co-Founder.
Advisory Board for NeoGenomics Laboratories, Inc. and Nilogen Oncosystems, LLC.
Naiyer Rizvi, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: cancer immunotherapies and immunotherapy biomarker testing platforms.

Faculty

Nadeem Riaz, MD, MSc
Radiation Oncologist
Associate Director of Genomics Operations
Immunogenomics and Precision Oncology Platform
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Nadeem Riaz, MD, MSc, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc.
Nadeem Riaz, MD, MSc, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: cancer immunotherapies and immunotherapy biomarker testing platforms.

Edward B. Garon, MD, MS
Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Health Sciences Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology
UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Edward B. Garon, MD, MS, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Eli Lilly and Company; Genentech, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Mirati Therapeutics, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Pfizer Inc.
Edward B. Garon, MD, MS, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: cancer immunotherapies and immunotherapy biomarker testing platforms.

CME Reviewer

Vishwanath Sathyanarayanan, MD, DM
Apollo Hospitals
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Vishwanath Sathyanarayanan, MD, DM, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Kadrin Wilfong, MD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kadrin Wilfong, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit & Support

This 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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Providership

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

Support

This activity is supported through an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

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