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Nuances in Treating NSCLC


Nuances in Treating NSCLC

Topic: Hematology-Oncology
Relevant Terms: NSCLC
Primary Audience: The intended audience for the activity is medical oncologists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Launch Date: 21-Jul-16
Credits: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.
Curriculum Name: Nuances in Treating NSCLC

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Utilize biomarkers to guide treatment selection to improve outcomes in patients with NSCLC.
  2. Apply efficacy and safety data of new and emerging agents to optimize the treatment of NSCLC.
  3. Recognize potential toxicities associated with new and emerging agents for NSCLC and educate patients about possible adverse effects to improve adherence and quality of life.


    Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
    Ensign Professor of Medicine
    Chief of Medical Oncology
    Yale School of Medicine
    Yale Cancer Center
    Smilow Cancer Hospital
    New Haven, CT
    Sarah B. Goldberg, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)
    Yale Cancer Center
    Yale School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT
    Mehmet Altan, MD
    Clinical Instructor in Thoracic Oncology
    Yale Cancer Center
    New Haven, CT
    This activity was reviewed and updated February 8, 2017.
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    Support Statement: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
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    Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Credit Designation:
    Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, July 21, 2016 to July 20, 2017.
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    Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
    Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Genentech/Roche, Merck, Pfizer
    Contracted Research: Genentech, Merck
    Scientific Advisory Boards: Biothera, Diatech, Kolltan
    Sarah B. Goldberg, MD, MPH
    Consulting Fee: Clovis Oncology
    Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim
    Mehmet Altan, MD
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
    External Reviewer:
    David Ross Camidge, MD, PhD
    Consulting Fee: Abbvie, Ariad, Array, Celgene, Clovis, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Orion
    Contracted Research: Ariad
    Data Safety Monitoring Board: G1 Therapeutics
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    Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.
    Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for the majority of lung cancers and is associated with poor survival rates. However, in recent years personalized therapies based on the histologic and molecular characteristics of the tumor have emerged. Although these advances offer the possibility of improved outcomes for patients, they also present challenges to the community oncologist. In this interactive, case-based program, key issues about the treatment of advanced NSCLC will be reviewed. Expert commentaries will augment the case and offer perspectives on the nuances of the real-world treatment of NSCLC.
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