Contributing Faculty Shirish Gadgeel, MD Associate Professor Department of Oncology Karmanos Cancer Institute Wayne State University Detroit, MI
CCME Reviewer Amit K. Verma, MBBS Associate Professor of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus Bronx, NY
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
The gap between optimal management of advanced NSCLC and current clinical practice is widening as many oncologists remain unaware of new and emerging clinical evidence and how best to apply advances to their clinical practice. Oncologists have an opportunity to prolong life and improve the quality of life in selected patients with advanced NSCLC by more thoroughly defining molecular subsets of advanced NSCLC and more fully integrating the use of targeted therapies into treatment regimens.
Building on presentations in Chicago 2012, this activity provides a brief update of the key trials in NSCLC. Program Developer/Facilitator
. Target Audience
Oncologists and others interested in the care of patients with NSCLC.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Describe primary results from key clinical trials in NSCLC.
Discuss emerging markers for targeted therapies in NSCLC.
The “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policies” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University require that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Einstein) also require that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product, or device, not yet approved for use in the United States.
Contributors whose COIs are irresolvable are not permitted to participate in Einstein CME activities.
Dr. Gadgeel discloses he has been on the speakers' bureau for Astellas, Genentech, and Pfizer.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine:
The staff of CCME of Albert Einstein College of Medicine have no disclosures to report with commercial interests other than the following:
Steven Jay Feld, or a member of his household own securities in: Bioheart, Inc., Chelsea Therapeutics, Inc. and Pharmacopeia, Inc.
Amit Verma, MD, has no relevant financial conflicts to disclose.
Sara Thier, PhD, MPH, has no relevant financial conflicts to disclose.
ACCME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, and MCM Education. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ACCME CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each activity. Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc.
Minimum Hardware/Software Requirements:
Pentium III, 600 MHz or Equivalent Processor • 512 MB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Or, Mac OS X • 800x600 Monitor Resolution • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers • High-speed internet connection
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The activity will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
After the activity has finished, it will take you directly to the post-test, and evaluation
Instructions for completing and submitting the post-test and evaluation are provided on the post-test screen.
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