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Course Director

Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA
Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA

Columbia University Medical Center
New York–Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Faculty

Geoffrey R. Oxnard
Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / MOC
Credit Amount:1.0 Credits
Release Date:2018-Nov-29
Expiration Date:2019-Nov-28
Estimated Time for Completion:60 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts in pathology and oncology explore the latest science related to EGFR-mutant lung cancer, and offer practical guidance for what, when, and how to test, and how to interpret and apply the results to guide clinical decisions for patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Characterize molecular pathways and alterations that drive malignancy in lung cancer and oncogenic activation of tyrosine kinases, such as EGFR mutations, that have led to the development of specific targeted molecular treatments
  • Evaluate the latest clinical data on EGFR-targeted therapy in NSCLC throughout the continuum of the disease from the first-line setting to the second-line setting and beyond
  • Discuss the evolving science and recommendations for molecular testing in lung cancer, including the use of tissue- and blood-based biomarker testing for evaluation of EGFR mutation status in advanced/metastatic NSCLC in newly diagnosed patients and those with acquired resistance following prior EGFR TKI therapy
  • Establish best practices for optimal molecular testing for evaluation of EGFR mutations and interpretation of results to guide treatment decisions throughout the disease continuum of advanced/metastatic NSCLC

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pathologists and other clinicians involved in the testing and treatment of lung cancer.

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

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: November 29, 2018 - November 28, 2019
Time to Complete: 60 minutes

Faculty and 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/MOC activity during the past 12 months.

Course Directors

Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA
Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York–Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Boston Scientific Corporation and Genentech, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Genentech, Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with Medscape and Paradigm, Global Education Group.
Other Financial or Material Support Dr. Anjali Saqi collects royalties as the inventor for a cell block device.

Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: EGFR-targeted therapies and/or molecular testing platforms.

Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Dropworks and Sysmex.
Advisory Board for AstraZeneca and Inivata Ltd.

Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: EGFR-targeted therapies and/or molecular testing platforms.

CME Reviewers

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

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, FNP-C, 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/MOC 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, and 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

The activity titled “Navigating the Complexities of Molecular Testing for EGFR Mutations to Guide Treatment Selection in Lung Cancer: Evidence, Practicalities, and Implications for Pathologists” has been registered to offer 1.0 Lifelong Learning (Part II) credit in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABPath MOC credit. Participation information will be shared with ABPath through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Individual or aggregated participant data may be shared with the funder of the activity.

Providership


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

Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca.

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.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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