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Heather L. McArthur, MD, MPH
Heather L. McArthur, MD, MPH

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Description

In this activity, Dr. Heather McArthur provides a brief recap of how the emergence of checkpoint inhibitor therapy in TNBC has changed the management of this challenging subtype of breast cancer, and what some of the unanswered questions and controversies are that ongoing research is aiming to answer.

Target Audience

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

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Discuss the rationale for use of cancer immunotherapies in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) specifically and breast cancer more broadly
  • Assess efficacy, safety, and other key data from clinical trials assessing immunotherapies and immune-based combinations throughout the continuum of TNBC, including in metastatic settings as well as in early-stage disease in neoadjuvant or adjuvant settings, and relevant implications for clinical practice
  • Evaluate the current and emerging role of immunotherapies in TNBC, nuances of patient selection and treatment integration, biomarker testing when relevant, management of immune-related adverse events, and other practical aspects related to their use in clinical practice
  • Integrate immune checkpoint inhibitors into treatment plans of patients with TNBC based on latest evidence, indications, recommendations, disease stage, patient and tumor characteristics, and patient needs/preferences

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 through educational grants from Bristol Myers Squibb, Eisai Inc., and Genentech.

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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. 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 0.5 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
Heather L. McArthur, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Breast Oncology
Hematology/Oncology
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Heather L. McArthur, MD, MPH, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Immunomedics; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Puma Biotechnology, Inc.; and Seattle Genetics.
Grant/Research Support from AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb; BTG International Ltd.; MedImmune; and Merck & Co., Inc (to institution).

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:

Amita B. Patel, MSN, RN, AOCNP, NP-C
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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