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Recent Therapeutic Advances for Thoracic Malignancies
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Recent Therapeutic Advances for Thoracic Malignancies



This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

Med-IQ       Duke Medicine

Released:
10/11/18
Expires:
10/10/19
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10/11/18

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10/10/19

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10/11/18
Expires:
10/10/19
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Overview: In this 30-minute webcast, expert faculty highlight recent clinical evidence on the care of patients with thoracic malignancies. The role of surgery and radiotherapy in treating patients with small cell and non–small cell lung cancer in the era of immunotherapy is discussed, as well as the current standard of care for patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer.

CME Information:

Faculty
Christopher Kelsey, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Duke University School of Medicine       
Durham, NC
 
Jacob Klapper, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery 
Duke University School of Medicine       
Durham, NC
 
Thomas Eldridge Stinchcombe, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
Duke University School of Medicine               
Durham, NC
 
Activity Planners
Erin Grothey, MS
Clinical Content Manager
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
Med-IQ
East Lansing, MI
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Interpret new developments in the use of radiation therapy in non–small cell lung cancer
  • Integrate current clinical evidence on the role of surgery in treating early and locally advanced non–small cell lung cancer into treatment decisions for appropriate patients
  • Outline key current evidence that affects clinical practice and the care of patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer

Target Audience
This activity is intended for oncologists.

Statement of Need
Lung cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. More than three-quarters of patients with lung cancer have non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Despite the availability of new therapies, including angiogenesis inhibitors, progress in outcomes has been modest for many years. However, the success of immunotherapy in treating NSCLC has initiated a change in the therapeutic approach to managing this disease. Numerous randomized clinical trials assessing the effect of adding immunotherapy to standard care for patients with early and advanced disease have reported their findings within the past 12 months. Expert insight can help oncologists better understand the implications of recent clinical evidence on the standard of care, including single and multimodal approaches to treating lung cancer.

Collaboration Statement
This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

Med-IQ      Duke Medicine

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Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
 
Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, watch the webcast, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.

Initial Release Date: October 11, 2018
Expiration Date: October 10, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 30 minutes

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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
 
Christopher Kelsey, MD, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
 
Jacob Klapper, MD, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
 
Thomas Eldridge Stinchcombe, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: AstraZeneca, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Genentech, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

The peer reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

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