Improving Patient Adherence and Quality of Life in
HR+, HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer: Strategies
for Managing Treatment Related Adverse Events

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

New Agents and Emerging Strategies in the Management of Hormone Receptor-Positive (HR+) Advanced Breast Cancer: Inhibiting Cellular Signaling Pathways for Improved Therapeutic Outcomes is a 3-part live webinar series that will provide attendees with the latest information in Breast Cancer.

This is Part 3 of the series focusing on managing treatment related adverse events

This activity is an archive from the webinar held December 15, 2017

This activity is valid from January 20, 2018 to January 31, 2019

Instructions for CME/CNE: Complete the pre-test, listen to the audio and view the slides, complete the post test, complete the evaluation form and hit submit. You will be asked to enter your name and email address on the pre-test, evaluation and post-test. If you close your internet browser without completing the post test, you will have ONE more opportunity to complete. A score of 70% must be achieved on the post test to receive continuing education credits. If you do not pass the post test after two attempts, you will not be eligible to try again. Once you complete the evaluation form and score 70% or higher on your post test, you will automatically be given your certificate.

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by educational grants from
Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer found in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are to be diagnosed in women in the United States during 2017. The incidence in women in the United States is 1 in 8. About 40,290 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year, though death rates have been steadily decreasing over the past 20 years due to new and ever improving treatment options. However, in the later stages of disease, when distant metastases are present, cure becomes less likely and few patients are rendered free of disease. Fortunately for advanced breast cancer patients with hormone receptor-positive (HR+) advanced breast cancer, several new agents have recently become available or are undergoing late stage clinical trials. They have shown the ability to improve safety and efficacy outcomes, especially in the area of HR+, HER2- metastatic breast cancer. This activity will attendees with the appropriate use of new therapies, such as CDK 4/6 inhibitors, through a shared decision-making approach for the treatment of HR+, HER2- metastatic breast cancer, and a solid understanding of the mechanism of action of these therapies. This webinar will be part three of a three-part webinar series that will look closely at HR+, HER2- advanced breast cancer.

Upon Completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss challenges and barriers that healthcare professionals face when managing HR+, HER2- advanced breast cancer

  • Identify adverse events commonly associated with current and emerging used in the treatment of HR+, HER2- advanced breast cancer

  • Discuss strategies to mitigate side effects related to treatment with CDK 4/6 inhibitors in patients with HR+, HER2- advanced breast cancer

  • Address challenges to patient quality of life by incorporating effective treatment of HR+, HER2- advanced breast cancer with management of side effects and promotion of adherence

  • Assess the informational needs of patients and families/caregivers regarding their treatment plan and identify methods to counsel them

Faculty: Sara Tolaney, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Clinical Research, Breast Oncology
Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Sara Tolaney, MD served as an advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca, Merck & Co., Nanostring, Nektar Therapeutics, Puma Biotechnology. She has also received grants for clinical research from: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Lilly USA, Merck & Co., Nektar, Novartis, Pfizer. Her Presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category I creditsTM.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by educational grants from
Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer

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