Integrating New and Emerging Targeted Therapies into the Tx Paradigm in Ovarian Cancer: Expert Strategies for Improved Patient Outcomes

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2019 Spring Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from June 1, 2019 to August 1, 2020

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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
AstraZeneca LP, ImmunoGen, & Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

For ovarian cancer patients, the five year survival rate is only 45%. Ovarian cancer is usually found late, stage 3 or higher, where it has already spread or metastasized to other parts of the abdomen, or worse. Fortunately for patients with ovarian cancer, the treatment paradigm has greatly changed, providing more options in managing patients with ovarian cancer. Leading the way in new options for ovarian cancer are poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, which have shown improved efficacy for patients with ovarian cancer. Additionally, new indications for these targeted agents offer expanded options in the maintenance setting in varying lines of therapy.

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

  • Examine the clinical and socioeconomic burdens of ovarian cancer and the goals of maintenance that can be addressed by clinical pathways

  • Compare and contrast the safety, efficacy and tolerability profiles of PARP inhibitors and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) in the management of ovarian cancer

  • Analyze the role of PARP inhibitors as a first-line maintenance therapy for patients with BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer

  • Assess the evolving role of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) in the management of recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer

  • Identify adverse events associated with current and emerging therapies, and select appropriate strategies to help ensure patient treatment adherence and optimum quality of life

  • Apply methods to enable optimal cost management of current and emerging treatments to be realized by multiple ovarian cancer stakeholders including managed care organizations

Faculty: Robert L. Coleman, MD, FACOG, FACS
Ann Rife Cox Chair in Gynecology
Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Dr. Coleman serves on an advisory board for Abbvie, Aravive, Astrazeneca, Clovis, Genmab, Genentech, and Tesaro. He has received grant/research support from Abbvie, Astrazeneca, Clovis, Genmab, and Merck. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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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 hour toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by educational grants from
AstraZeneca LP, ImmunoGen, & Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

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